The written word in a democratised world

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Literature and the individual

The only subject I was really excited by when I went to school four decades ago was Literature, both as a subject and in the form of English lessons. All other subjects felt less important compared to it.

Studying the meaning-creating capacity of language has brought me a lot of joy over the years. It is wonderful to see how intricate ideas are captured, coined and communicated through written words.

What I have to say is very personal; I believe that the biographical resonates with others if expressed honestly. We are not all that different, and we journey the same route – all of us – from cradle to grave. It’s just that we narrate our lives differently.


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