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Faust

Faust Part II: Feels Unguided and Too Meta

This is a follow-up article to my first reflection on Faust, which covers the prologue. You can read it here. Dramatist I am into Faust Part II now (which, by the way, I’m reading through Serial App, which you should totally check out), and all through Part I, I must say, the Dramatist was going strong. I was really appreciating the story – what parts of it I could follow – and I felt like… Read More »Faust Part II: Feels Unguided and Too Meta

Treading Water with Moby Dick, and the App that Finally Helped Me Read It!

Giving Up on Moby Dick Two years ago, I gave up on reading Moby Dick. It was an extremely well-written work, with beautiful descriptions, vivid characters, and striking scenes; it was a book of mythic magnitude, of fabled fame, of prosperous popularity, and yet – I could not get through the seventh chapter. The sixth chapter had been entirely about describing a pulpit, which I found both vivid and boring, but I was willing to… Read More »Treading Water with Moby Dick, and the App that Finally Helped Me Read It!