Defoe and the Pillory

On 31 July 1703, Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) English novelist, pamphleteer, and journalist, author of “Robinson Crusoe” and “Moll Flanders”, was placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after penning the pamphlet “The Shortest Way with the Dissenters; Or, Proposals for the Establishment of the Church”. English Dissenters were a group of Protestants… Read More Defoe and the Pillory

The self

“Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.” “We are all serving a life sentence in the dungeon of the self.” Cyri Connolly (10 September 1903 – 1974) British literary critic and writer.   Meglio scrivere per se stessi e non avere pubblico, che… Read More The self