May 01, 2008

The essays I'm not writing

I'm nearing the end of the 5,000 word monstrosity that is my ICW extended essay. After researching almost entirely at random, here are all the essays I haven't written:

Alienation and possession: engendering emotive and intellectual responses to writing, Toby Litt, Mark Z. Danielewski, M John Harrison

Escape Velocity: writing against escapism, Michael Moorcock, China Mieville, M John Harrison

Fucking Thatcher!: writing as a political response, China Mieville, Alan Hollinghurst, M John Harrison

I'm just not happy: trying to induce suicide in your audience, Thomas Ligotti, H P Lovecraft, M John Harrison

Some of those are jokes.


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  1. Sue

    If I made a list of all the essays I hadn’t written I’d have a list as long as my arm.

    01 May 2008, 18:53

  2. I both love and hate my essay. I love it because it was fun to write, like an extended rant or conversation, splurging my thoughts (of which there are many) onto the page, random anecdotes and all. I hate it because rewriting it to be a more serious, academic, well-structured essay is one of the most soul-destroying things I have done in 21 years of life. And that includes reading Mackie and going to Lanzarote. Yah, rly!

    04 May 2008, 16:30


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