marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,

Out Into The Beautiful World

Out Into The Beautiful World by Theodore Dalrymple

An interesting collection of essays on all sorts of topics.

Banknotes depicting tyrants. (Fun fact: a lot of twentieth century tyrants appeared on bank notes, but neither Stalin nor Hitler ever did.)


The Rwandan genocide.

People's interest in murder.

And more.
Tags: non-fiction: essays, theodore dalrymple

  • time of confusion

    Character is confused. And not a situation where he sees a labyrinth before him, goes in with the knowledge that he may get confused, and does so.…

  • sailing all day

    Ah, decisions. Should the heroine sail all day, and then the next day see other ships? This, of course, is breezed over in a paragraph. Still, it…

  • rule of three

    So our prince goes into the forest. And he meets with a little old woman in a hut. Learns something, gains something. . . . Or -- hmm -- maybe a…

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