Hermione Laake

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I am currently revising Jonah and the Whale.

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    Hermione Laake posted a message Hello all. I want to thank those of you who have read and commented on my book for your support. ...Hello all. I want to thank those of you who have read and commented on my book for your support. I am revising and republishing with another publisher; not sure it is ethical to advertise who they are; hopefully it will be a success and you will hear of it in the future. All the best to you all. Hermione (more) and bagged+3
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    Hermione Laake posted a message Hi I have made my book private for some revision. Best, Hermione and bagged+3
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    Howard Davis
    Hermione Laake posted a message to Howard Davis hello, many thanks for your encouragement!!, and the best of success with your take on Ulysses. and earned+3
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    Howard Davis posted a message to Hermione Laake I admire you for taking on the difficult task of writing a story based upon such well known novel...I admire you for taking on the difficult task of writing a story based upon such well known novels and characters. It is a tall order to pull off. I am writing a short story at the moment based around a chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses, something that few have actually read but a book that everyone knows and I'm finding that hard. To choose the novels Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea to weave your story upon takes courage and I wish you luck with it. (more) and won+3
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    Has the phrase "self-published writer" had its day?
    Hermione Laake posted This sounds good, since there is so much taboo linked with self-publishing. I think it is good to... in Has the phrase "self-published writer" had its day? and bagged+5
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    Hermione Laake posted a message to Howard Davis Hello, What a long essay! Orwell is very good at them. Thank you. My answer is that I worked i...Hello, What a long essay! Orwell is very good at them. Thank you. My answer is that I worked it out for myself through life experience. However, I like the way Orwell describes the belly of the whale. I think he is exactly right about the environment of the whale as cushioning, although my book is, I suppose, saying it less politically, because we appear to be in a less severe situation, politically, than Orwell was. We don't seem to be prevented from accessing information, or reading books which can enrich our lives, as Orwell was. I have not read Miller, so cannot comment on the critical angle of the essay. My book is a whisper. I do want it to make people think about how all power is about interaction. I see you have yet another book out. You are prolific. Best, Hermione (more) and earned+3
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    Howard Davis posted a message to Hermione Laake Hi Hermione, You can read Orwell's essay here: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/...Hi Hermione, You can read Orwell's essay here: http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/o/orwell/george/o79e/part12.html Orwell was very impressed by Henry Miller - living inside his whale - seemingly uninfluenced in his writing by the current trends and world events as he wrote Tropic of Cancer in 1920/30's Paris. Salman Rushdie, who holds Miller in much lower esteem, wrote a contrary response in his essay Outside the Whale as part of his collection of essays, Imaginary Homelands, which you read here: http://www.granta.com/Magazine/11/Outside-the-Whale/Page-1 Personally, I think Orwell misunderstood Miller. In his journal, The Colossus of Maroussi, Miller elucidates very clearly on how specific events of the 2nd World War impacted on his time in Europe. Cheers, Howard (more) and received+3
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    Hermione Laake posted a message Dear Howard, By the way Ilike Orwell. I am not familiar with the essay you mention. Would you gi...Dear Howard, By the way Ilike Orwell. I am not familiar with the essay you mention. Would you give me the reference. I would like to read it. Best, Hermione (more) and gained+3
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    This Coldness Will Stop The Tea From Pouring
    Hermione Laake reviewed This Coldness Will Stop The Tea From Pouring, Poetic in parts. Love the title! , and won+10
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    Find me at: www.completelynovel.com/hermionewilds

    Interests Richmond Park, drawing, Poetry, words, Roland Barthes, the soul., swimming, my children, and the outdoors

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