Author Spotlight — Zora Neale Hurston

“I have the nerve to walk my own way, however hard, in my search for reality, rather than climb upon the rattling wagon of wishful illusions.”     - Letter from Zora Neale Hurston to Countee Cullen Zora with an unidentified man in Belle Glade, Florida life summary The above quote is the first thing featured prominently on … Continue reading Author Spotlight — Zora Neale Hurston

Call Me By Your Name — Um. A Friendship?

The film’s title alludes to Oliver and Elio’s loving pact to call each other by their own names, recognising that, as [film director] Luca Guadagnino put it in a Q&A: “The other person makes you beautiful – enlightens you, elevates you.” This idea stems ultimately from Aristotle’s views on “true” friendship, but it echoes down the … Continue reading Call Me By Your Name — Um. A Friendship?