My Cultural Week

February 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm Leave a comment

My Cultural Week

I’m determined to keep reading proper books alongside the acres of campaign stuff I have to read. So I’ve just finished The People’s Act of Love by James Meek. Set in Siberia in 1919, it’s caused me to ruminate on what happens when societies go through abrupt changes – chaos, basically! Russia went from Chekhovian polite(ish) society to brutal meltdown, virtually overnight. This book, which I enjoyed after a slow start, leaves none of the brutality to the imagination. I could happily have lived without all the castration details – eeuw!

 Musically I’ve been stuck in Dylan mode the whole week. It happens sometimes – it’s a minor compulsion – and letting my MP3 run alphabetically through the 40+ albums sheds all sorts of interesting light on the oeuvre. I know, I know, but it’s just so….good!


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This blog started during the months before the 2010 General Election, in which I was the Green candidate for Calder Valley. It's morphed into an account of green activism...and other meanderings.

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