Review of Sayaka Murata’s “Convenience Store Woman”: fitting into the capitalist ideal
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Review of Sayaka Murata’s “Convenience Store Woman”: fitting into the capitalist ideal


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I am a lover of Japanese literature. I studied Japanese in primary school (but it sadly is not one of the languages that stuck in my head), and I have had an … Continue reading

What the self-help book “The Courage to Be Disliked” gets right and wrong
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What the self-help book “The Courage to Be Disliked” gets right and wrong


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. I bought The Courage to Be Disliked because I was curious to learn more about what the book had to offer. There has been an explosion of self-help literature in the 21st … Continue reading

The question of dignity and being a ‘people pleaser’ in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day”
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The question of dignity and being a ‘people pleaser’ in Kazuo Ishiguro’s “The Remains of the Day”


Disclosure: This page may contain affiliate links. Clicking through for additional information or to make a purchase may result in a small commission. It has already been said that Ishiguro’s novel is a beautiful study of Englishness. The book for me, like all of Ishiguro’s works I have read, is extremely soothing to read. Somehow, … Continue reading