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  • Experience, Novels and Ali Smith.
    that it s interesting how we realise the extent of our widened experience when we re read books Re reading the opening of George s narrative enabled me to review how my experience in the months between reading How to be Both and hearing Ali Smith talk has broadened and changed my outlook This is one of the reasons why Smith considers novels to be a true art form because they can hold anything of our lives and change with us as we change Some books resonate with you they leave an imprint but some barely touch the surface of your knowledge and experience We take what we can from novels and make them subconsciously into what we want to read about Ali Smith s book could be about loss for one person about physicality and spirituality for another and about art for yet another due to our differing lives and experiences This is highlighted when books are discussed in groups It is fascinating to compare the different aspects of a book each person enjoyed and took note of Ali Smith s prize winning novel underlines and plays with this Depending on which version of the book you read your experience of the book will vary By toying with the form Smith introduces a new understanding and method regarding the ways in which novels and experience interlink How would we know about or begin to understand the world without books How would authors write books without experience Would they be able to write books without reading other books It s a constant to and fro relationship Ali Smith commented at Charleston that she knew next to nothing about Renaissance art She told an amusing story of bumping into Tom Stoppard around the time she was researching who delighted her when he told her to lift the corner of the envelope and peek in at the history Make it up Obviously Smith had to conduct a lot of research for How to be Both otherwise it wouldn t have the authentic warmth of Italy and art in the 1460 s however it is Smith s engaging and heart warming narrative that draws this into a novel It is not her experience of researching frescos that forms this novel it is her experience in writing and reading that have helped hone her talent to be able to honestly relay the events of her book Ali Smith finished her talk by taking questions to one of which she responded each one of us is a multitude of beings We are shaped by what we learn from each other in books as well as the people we read about It is natural that reading affects our experience and that our experience affects our reading as we are constantly accumulating experience Time is what joins both together Smith told us we are made by the books we read our spiritual and intellectual environments come from literature and the ways in which we come to the

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  • Photo Essay, 40 Days of high and low tides
    photography Mail Web More Posts 1 Comments comments Prev Not Enough Next Experience Novels and Ali Smith Related Posts Feature Film The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser Techies vs Luddites in Mr Penumbra s 24 Hour Bookstore Next Stop Germany or Botswana Current Travelling Trends in the UK Litro TV Recent Posts Bringing Up Baby In the Night Time Before the Sun Rises at the Gate Theatre True Love in Los Angeles A R BY ANY OTHER NAME The Echo Travelling in Fiji The Litro Blog View Archive 11th February 2016 Litro 149 The Love issue Letter from the Editor By Eric Akoto Love we spend our lives craving it in one form or another searching for it and talking about it Its meaning is felt more than it is clearly expressed Some call it the greatest virtue Continue reading 9th December 2015 Litro 148 The Going Home issue Letter from the Editor By Eric Akoto This month in Litro 148 we explore the notion of what Going Home means to us Is it a familiar physical space A refuge A feeling A state of mind Or is home actually to be found in another human being maybe your partner your parents How do you know when you have found it Continue reading Contact Us General 44 0 20 3371 9971 info litro co uk Sales Advertising enquiries 44 0 20 3371 9971 Email Sales Magazine Editorial editor litro co uk All Online Editorial online litro co uk Book Reviews Author Interviews reviews litro co uk Film Arts Editorial arts litro co uk Litro Lab Podcast litrolab litro co uk LitroTV litrotv litro co uk Litro Listings listings litro co uk Subscribe Stockists Submissions Advertising Our Team About Litro Litro Magazine is a free short stories and creative arts magazine in

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  • Ekaterina Vasilyeva, Author at Litro Magazine
    20 3371 9971 Email Sales Magazine Editorial editor litro co uk All Online Editorial online litro co uk Book Reviews Author Interviews reviews litro co uk Film Arts Editorial arts litro co uk Litro Lab Podcast litrolab litro co uk LitroTV litrotv litro co uk Litro Listings listings litro co uk Subscribe Stockists Submissions Advertising Our Team About Litro Litro Magazine is a free short stories and creative arts magazine in print and online Providing a place for readers writers and the broader creative community to discuss various aspects of literature arts and culture through features reviews non themed fiction interviews columns and more Perfect reading for those with busy lives When the first issue of Litro was published in April 2005 the main free paper for commuters and city dwellers was the morning Metro Since then many tabloid style free sheets have joined the field like the Metro these can be skim read and quickly discarded Litro is different our central aim has always been to provide commuters and city dwellers with an inspiring thought provoking alternative that takes you places you don t normally think about when travelling around the city We believe literary magazines should not just

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  • Not Enough
    Cameron lives These protestors were out in broad daylight and the officers are clear as day many in small hats all in bright yellow reflective vests that say POLICE You can t miss them The Guardian has been writing about much of the political scene under the line Anger apathy and hope Pollsters have been doling out non apologies over the past few days talking about how they got it wrong Columnists are offering tips on how to deal with political grief That s why everyone keeps writing about protests talking about Baltimore feeling through the situation To try to make sense of things Because we don t know what s next All I know is it s not enough But if people need to march the streets and brave police and batons and tear gas to make sure that justice comes through in the end the way it should always for everyone in the beginning that s exactly what we re going to do None of this will bring back Freddie Gray It won t immediately reverse the systemic spiraling of all that we ve done to cities like Baltimore We like to let things fester say that they re fine say that we ll handle it later that it s someone else s problem Every once in awhile the pressure will build and there will be a small crack in the system Something about the injustice will not hold and people will take to the streets And why shouldn t they Whenever I start feeling frustrated about politics and protests I watch speeches from movies like the end of Dave Independence Day and The American President America isn t easy America is advanced citizenship You ve gotta want it bad cause it s gonna put up a fight You want to claim this land as the land of the free Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag The symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest Now show me that defend that celebrate that in your classrooms I m not sure what it says about me that I m trying to find resolution and comfort in short clips from fictional movies about fictional presidents with very real problems Maybe Aaron Sorkin distills what I want to say better than what I m feeling The difference between fiction and reality is we re not fixing ours We re repeating the same mistakes over and over Commentators watch the protests as if they ve never seen anything like it before As if people have suddenly decided to gather and wander the streets As if they must be upset about something else As if property is more important than human lives Unless of course you still consider those human lives as property What I wonder is what s next Because people will continue to protest as long as they are continually beaten down by people in power

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  • Katrina Otuonye, Author at Litro Magazine
    Daddy lets loose some rapid fire Chinese and wrenches the caps off the bottles Read more Katrina Otuonye The author has 2 posts published in Litro Magazine Katrina Otuonye recently completed her MFA in nonfiction from Chatham University in Pittsburgh She has previously written columns for the University of Tennessee s student newspaper the Daily Beacon and Azibo Press a nonprofit online publication focused on human rights in China Her work has also been published in Marco Polo Literary Arts Mag and Granny Smith Magazine s inaugural issue and is forthcoming in Crab Orchard Review Much of her work is creative nonfiction and her travel writing extends from Pittsburgh to China where she taught English as a Second Language for a year Website Twitter Facebook Contact Us General 44 0 20 3371 9971 info litro co uk Sales Advertising enquiries 44 0 20 3371 9971 Email Sales Magazine Editorial editor litro co uk All Online Editorial online litro co uk Book Reviews Author Interviews reviews litro co uk Film Arts Editorial arts litro co uk Litro Lab Podcast litrolab litro co uk LitroTV litrotv litro co uk Litro Listings listings litro co uk Subscribe Stockists Submissions Advertising Our Team About Litro Litro Magazine is a free short stories and creative arts magazine in print and online Providing a place for readers writers and the broader creative community to discuss various aspects of literature arts and culture through features reviews non themed fiction interviews columns and more Perfect reading for those with busy lives When the first issue of Litro was published in April 2005 the main free paper for commuters and city dwellers was the morning Metro Since then many tabloid style free sheets have joined the field like the Metro these can be skim read and quickly discarded Litro

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  • Literary New York: A Recommended Reading List
    invisible narrator undergoes countless transformations in an attempt to find his true identity before finally accepting individuality and self expression for what they are relentlessly complex The Catcher in the Rye Inward and outward turbulence dominate J D Salinger s best known novel which comes as no surprise on a tour of New York City led by literature s angstiest teenager What do we learn from the unforgettable Holden Caulfield That it s easy to feel lonely in a city of eight million people That growing up is a kind of mental affliction That the worst thing a person can be is phony yet all of us are And of course that trying to make sense of the world always ends in sound defeat American Psycho It s hard to say exactly how many Manhattan businessmen are also serial killers few of them offer such detailed confessions as American Psycho s Patrick Bateman A superficial maniac who objectifies everything he sees including and especially people Patrick serves as a symbol for the bleaker aspects of capitalism During the Wall Street boom of the 1980s New Yorkers routinely sacrificed their sanity to keep up with the rat race and Bret Easton Ellis painted this disturbing postmodern portrait Breakfast at Tiffany s In a city as diverse as New York there aren t many things we all have in common One of them is a weird neighbor Truman Capote s immortal creation Holly Golightly is the rare neighbor who s weird in a good way sort of A shallow and self absorbed yet hopeful and affectionate woman Holly befriends the Upper East Side dwelling narrator of Breakfast at Tiffany s and shakes up his world like a colourful cocktail Like the city itself she is destined to make a lasting impression on everyone she meets Already finished and looking for more Excellent New York will be thrilled to welcome you into its beautiful bookstores The Strand located at 828 Broadway is famous for its 18 miles of books new used and rare while smaller bookstores such as The Mysterious Bookshop 58 Warren Street and Idlewild Books 12 West 19 th Street specialize in subjects like mystery and travel Community Bookstore is a beloved independent bookshop in Park Slope 143 7 th Avenue with an outdoor reading space and Housing Works Bookstore Café 126 Crosby Street is worth a visit if only for the quiet and gorgeous respite from busy SoHo Some of the most extraordinary art in all of history has been created in and about New York City so don t miss your chance to be an eyewitness About Jamie Leigh Jamie Leigh is an obsessive traveller an avid reader and a freelance writer based in New York City Her published works on literature travel and pop culture have appeared in magazines blogs anthologies and webzines in the U S and abroad Mail Web More Posts 1 Comments comments Prev Couchsurfing in South America Fireworks in Rio Next Not Enough Related

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  • Jamie Leigh, Author at Litro Magazine
    is an obsessive traveller an avid reader and a freelance writer based in New York City Her published works on literature travel and pop culture have appeared in magazines blogs anthologies and webzines in the U S and abroad Website Twitter Facebook Contact Us General 44 0 20 3371 9971 info litro co uk Sales Advertising enquiries 44 0 20 3371 9971 Email Sales Magazine Editorial editor litro co uk All Online Editorial online litro co uk Book Reviews Author Interviews reviews litro co uk Film Arts Editorial arts litro co uk Litro Lab Podcast litrolab litro co uk LitroTV litrotv litro co uk Litro Listings listings litro co uk Subscribe Stockists Submissions Advertising Our Team About Litro Litro Magazine is a free short stories and creative arts magazine in print and online Providing a place for readers writers and the broader creative community to discuss various aspects of literature arts and culture through features reviews non themed fiction interviews columns and more Perfect reading for those with busy lives When the first issue of Litro was published in April 2005 the main free paper for commuters and city dwellers was the morning Metro Since then many tabloid style free sheets have joined the field like the Metro these can be skim read and quickly discarded Litro is different our central aim has always been to provide commuters and city dwellers with an inspiring thought provoking alternative that takes you places you don t normally think about when travelling around the city We believe literary magazines should not just be targeted at writers themselves or even those with a particular interest in literature instead Litro believes in reaching the general reader whether they be a commuter someone browsing in a bookshop or in a bar or a café to meet

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  • Couchsurfing South America: Fireworks in Rio
    police are spotted entering a favela the community sets off fireworks to warn everyone and give them time to grab their guns It rarely actually comes to a shootout but I don t mean to scare you Her coffee colored hands lift the cooler making its ice rattle I m really glad people want to see the favelas and it s important to see them but don t go in there like everything s safe now It s too easy to get lost and suddenly wind up in a dangerous area As we leave the beach Brianna coyly suggests We should take the motorcycles back up I grab the back of the driver s moist white shirt and we curve the road honking before blind turns And as I watch shirtless children run between tawdry single good stores and telephone wires traversed in the sky like black spiderwebs and the yellow and blue favela buildings stack past one another like bus seats I feel safe secure and sincerely in love with Rio I suppose it was my fault though I suppose I shouldn t have skipped the motorcycle ride back up to her place the next day I suppose I shouldn t have chosen to walk and I suppose I should have known that I was going to get lost in those repeating zig zag streets I suppose I should have recognized the corner where she put a hand onto my shoulder and said Never take a left here The street s too skinny for police to go through on motorcycles so it s still quite dangerous I suppose I should have turned around I had only just realized I was lost when the man pulled his knife on me A shirtless bare chested teenager pokes my arm with his blade His fanatic eyes look past me and at me simultaneously and he shouts enraged gibberish to my foreign ears I don t understand I reach into my pocket and remove eighty Reals His speech gets louder eyes more delirious and still I don t understand It s not a lot but it s all I have on me He pushes the knife closer to my chest yelling that same incomputable gibberish There s shouts behind me and he shakily lowers the knife pushes me and runs away A small crowd forms in the murky opaque sound and unfamiliar hands guide me towards the main street and hail a taxi As I look out Brianna s window the sun turns peach orange sliding leisurely behind the oval shadowed cliffs of the Dois Irmaos mountains They rest like propped knees above the dark blue and orange light newly draped across the ocean About David Hargreaves David Hargreaves is homeless He currently spends his time travelling South America asking strangers online if he can sleep on their couches He writes plays music wanders gets groceries drinks sleeps and wakes up to do it again hopefully in a different place hopefully on a

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