Lena Dunham Appreciation

I sincerely hope that by the time I’m in my mid-20s I am able to write an autobiography as amazing as Lena Dunham’s. As a feminist and writer I knew I’d be able to identify with many of the themes present in her book – defining ‘self-respect’, the trials and tribulations of the creative process […]

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MURAKAMI ON MENTAL ILLNESS

Having just finished Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood, I feel that I have to write about his portrayal of mental illness. There are few books that give an accurate representation of mental illnesses, many authors succumb to stereotypes and stigmas which somewhat blackens the characterisation of the sufferers that they have otherwise built up. Murakami never explicitly […]

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