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‘Efficacious weeping’, a poem by Rupert Hackney-Sloane

From the anodyne pen of the world’s most daring bandwagoneer, whose work has been lauded as ‘Shakespeare on kombucha’ by The Echo Chamber.

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Seeking your own conclusion in Calvino

You are about to begin reading my thoughts on Italo Calvino’s novel If On A Winters Night A Traveller. Relax. Concentrate.

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‘I Wish’, a poem by Rupert Hackney-Sloane.

From the anodyne pen of the world’s most daring bandwagoneer, whose work has been lauded as ‘Shakespeare on kombucha’ by The Echo Chamber.

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Invisible Cities – the joy of Italo Calvino’s infinite possibilities

The book slides off the shelf, self-effacing, second hand. It’s bought and opened on the underground, and in the cliché so often employed to describe the magic of great fiction, it transported me to another world, or, in the case of Invisible Cities, infinite possible worlds.

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The Lesson of Levi

This is not to be merely provocative, but rather to observe one of history’s milder ironic possibilities .

If This Is a Man, that most vital work published in the ashes of 1946 Europe, could easily have borne the title: Mein Kampf.

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