Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers

1. Of prime necessity is life: a style should live. 2. Style should be suited to the specific person with whom you wish to communicate. (The law of mutual relation.) 3. First, one must determine precisely “what-and-what do I wish to say and present,” before you may write. Writing must be mimicry. 4. Since the… Continue reading Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers


last night i finished reading ‘the master and margarita’ for the first time

and  i've immediately come up with a project for myself. which is good and bad because it involves Crime and Punishment and Faust but in the way that it seems you cannot write about one book without writing about seven. The list of texts I'll have to discuss so far are: Goethe's Faust, Crime and Punishment, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Doctor Faustus, and The… Continue reading last night i finished reading ‘the master and margarita’ for the first time

Paradoxical Dostoevsky by Gary Saul Morson

If Dostoevsky has ever flashed through your mind as an interest, I highly recommend giving the article Paradoxical Dostoevsky by Gary Saul Morson; one of the most eloquent and illustrative pieces I have read written about Dostoevsky. And for my own purposes, it creates a phenomenal stepping stone for comparing Dostoevsky and Nietzsche in a new and playful… Continue reading Paradoxical Dostoevsky by Gary Saul Morson