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RUTH RIKOWSKI ON ‘CONSCIOUSNESS AND REVOLT’ – BY R.C. SMITH

On her Serendipitous Moments blog, Ruth Rikowski reviews and analyses Consciousness and Revolt by R.C. Smith.

 

Ruth notes that:

“Robert Smith’s basic position is that we need to abandon searches for the absolute and for objectivity, and not follow any particular ideology or idol. People’s desire for the absolute arises from their need for security, argues Smith, but he says that this is a false sense of security. Also, that it is a form of self-deception, evasion and distortion. Instead, we need to focus on experiential life – and that this is what is meaningful and the way in which we should make sense of the world” (Rikowski, 2012, p.2).

 

Ruth Rikowski on ‘Consciousness and Revolt’: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/consciousness-and-revolt-and.html

 

Details on the book:

Author: R. C. Smith
ISBN: 9780957096103
Publication Date: 01-12-2011
Pages: 424
Format: Soft Cover
Click for a 10 Page Preview

Price: £14.99

Heathwood Press is proud to announce the release of its inaugural publication, Consciousness and Revolt: An Exploration toward Reconciliation.

 

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RUTH RIKOWSKI ON THE NOVELS OF DOUGLAS KENNEDY AND JANE AUSTEN

“Strange?

Putting Jane Austen (1775 – 1817) and Douglas Kennedy (1955 – ) together on one blog. Whatever is going on? How can this make any sense – putting an 18th century classical novelist alongside a contemporary best-selling novelist (even if he does aim to be serious as well as popular)?

That would be most peoples reaction, I feel sure.

So, what is all this about?

Well, this demonstrates something about my thought processes at the moment. My thought processes as I write my novel; which has turned out to be much more of an epic than I ever originally intended it to be! My levels of absorption deepen and widen. We continue.

Now, I have always rather literally believed this blurb that they put on fiction books:

“All of the characters in this book are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental.”

I somehow thought that many fiction writers simply thought up stories out of thin air, as it were. Not that I thought that all novelists operated that way; D. H. Lawrence, for example, clearly did not. No, I was not that naïve. But I certainly thought that quite a lot did. But now I am questioning that a bit.”

Continued at … http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/strange-putting-jane-austen-1775-1817.html

 

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'A Dangerous Method'

THE FREUD EXPOSURE

Our youngest son, Gregory Rikowski, has recently been taking a very lively and critical interest in Psychology, Psychoanalysis and the work of Sigmund Freud and of the Freud family in general.

Leading on from this, he wrote an article about it all, entitled ‘Freudian Crisis in the Modern Era’, which is now on our ‘The Flow of Ideas’ website, see: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/print.php?page=402&slink=yes.

Continuing with this theme, Ruth and I have recently been to see the newly released film: ‘A Dangerous Method’, which focuses on Jung and Freud (although more on the former). The film is directed by David Cronenberg and stars Keira Knightley, as mentally tormented Sabina Spielrein, a Jewish Russian-born patient of Jung’s; Michael Fassbender as Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, and Viggo Mortensen as Sigmund Freud.

Official Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=664eq7BXQcM  

More can be found on these issues at Serendipitous Moments, Ruth Rikowski’s blog, in a post with the title of ‘The Freud Exposure’: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2012/02/freud-exposure.html

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Glenn Rikowski

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‘Human Herbs’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Au-vyMtfDAs

‘Stagnant’ – a new remix and new video by Cold Hands & Quarter Moon: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

‘The Lamb’ by William Blake – set to music by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw3VloKBvZc

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Douglas Kennedy

RUTH RIKOWSKI REVIEWS ‘THE MOMENT’ – BY DOUGLAS KENNEDY

Ruth Rikowski reviews Douglas Kennedy’s latest book, The Moment. She has been reading his novels for over five years now and rates this writer very highly indeed.

The Moment is Kennedy’s 10th novel, and, as Ruth argues, he has built a philosophical dimension into it to a greater extent as compared with his previous works.

You can see Ruth’s review at: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2011/08/i-went-into-waterstones-bookshop-few.html

Ruth’s blog, ‘Serendipitous Moments’, is at: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/

 

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The Pursuit of Happiness

The Pursuit of Happiness

DOUGLAS KENNEDY

 

Ruth Rikowski has written a subtantial article on the work of the American novelist Douglas Kennedy. You can view Ruth’s article at her Serendipitous Moments blog: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2009/10/douglas-kennedy.html

Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

 

Summer Garden Party

Summer Garden Party

SUMMER GARDEN PARTY

 

 

Ruth Rikowski describes beautifully (with pictures) the Summer Garden Party that we had at our home in Forest Gate on 22nd August 2009.

It was a lovely day, and the first party we have run for many, many years. I am sure there will be more!

A special thanks to those who brought food and wine, and to those who played musical instruments and sang, and Alexander Rikowski for running the barbeque!

See Ruth’s blog on the Summer Garden Party at: http://ruthrikowskiim.blogspot.com/2009/08/summer-garden-party.html

Glenn Rikowski

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