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If we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable - Petra Kelly.
The Art of the Personal Essay
For more than four hundred years, the personal essay has been one of the richest and most vibrant of all literary forms. Distinguished from the detached formal essay by its friendly, conversational tone, its loose structure, and its drive toward candour and self-disclosure, the personal essay seizes on the minutiae of daily life-vanities, fashions, foibles, oddballs, seasonal rituals, love and disappointment, the pleasures of solitude, reading, taking a walk — to offer insight into the human condition and the great social and political issues of the day. The Art of the Personal Essay is the first anthology to celebrate this fertile genre. By presenting more than seventy-five personal essays, including influential forerunners from ancient Greece, Rome, and the Far East, masterpieces from the dawn of the personal essay in the sixteenth century, and a wealth of the finest personal essays from the last four centuries, editor Phillip Lopate, himself an acclaimed essayist, displays the tradition of the personal essay in all its historical grandeur, depth, and diversity.
Also Reading: Jane Austen, George
Justice [Ed.]. ‘Emma’ (1815/2012, Norton); Roy Peter
Clark, 'Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every
Writer' (Little Brown and and Company, 2008)
I am a Muslim Anarchist: earth-universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother's tears my heart; the qur'an my soul; non-violence my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.
'Like Venus, my head spins in a different direction to the majority; like Triton, I orbit in one direction and my world turns in another.' Julian Yaqub
Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft, 2012
Twenty-three leading thinkers explain how the world really works and the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned.
Macbeth, 2010, Rupert Goold;
Laura Poitra, 2015;
The A-Word, Peter Cattaneo et al 2016;
Orange Is the New Black, Jenji Kohan, 2013-;
Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, 2008-13;
This Is England, Shane Meadows, 2006;
The Corporation, Joel Bakan, 2006;
The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett, 2011;
The World According to Monsanto,
Marie-Monique Robin, 2009;
The War You Don't See, John Pilger, 2010;
The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger, 2001;
In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis, 2007;
Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine, 2011
Featuring Senser, Akala, Rafeef Ziadah, Shpongle, Alex Harvey Band, Dhafer Youssef, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Wilfred Owen, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Radiohead, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, Stewart Lee, Riz-MC, John Agard, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Joan Armatrading, Tony Bennett, Christopher Eccleston, Lady Ga-Ga, We Cut Corners, and Pharrell Williams.
© Julian Yaqub 2016, all rights reserved. All mind maps produced using Inspiration ® 7.5 English edition. Clagsborough College opposes political violence whether perpetuated by nation states or non-state actors. At the same time, the college denounces Prevent and the work of the UK Research Information and Communications Unit along with all other attempts to scapegoat Muslims for Britain's cultural decline.