In an era characterized by ceaseless connectivity, rapid technological advancements, and the relentless pursuit of productivity, Byung-Chul Han's groundbreaking essay, "The Burnout Society," emerges as a poignant exploration of the contemporary individual's struggle to cope with the demands of late-modern society. Han's work delves deep into the core of our hyperactive, performance-driven culture, shedding light on the distressing consequences of living in a world that celebrates positivity and convenience at the cost of genuine human experience.
|Pachinko the series is available in streaming on Apple TV|
I recently had the pleasure of delving into the mesmerizing world of Min Jin Lee's Pachinko (2017), a literary masterpiece that sweeps you off your feet and takes you on an unforgettable journey through time and generations. I’m now ready to watch the first season of the critically acclaimed TV series starring Korean actor Lee Minho among others and I eagerly anticipate the release of the second season. Now, I can't help but share my immense enthusiasm for this extraordinary family saga.
Reading The Fair Botanists has been my latest fascinating journey back in time. I’m grateful I had the chance to fling away to Edinburgh back then, in 1822, at a time of cultural brilliancy and great change.
As I am fond of Scotland, the 19th century, historical fiction and - why not? - flowers and perfumes, how could I not enjoy Sara Sheridan’s latest novel?
Mare of Easttown
Summer is here and it's time to pick up new reads to take with us on holiday. You know I'm fond of historical fiction and if you are too, today I have the perfect recommendation! What about a fun and light-hearted novel filled with adventure, mystery, and a touch of sweet romance?
"Miss Marx" premiered at Venice Film Festival 2020 and is Eleonor Marx’s biopic, directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli and starring Romola Garai.