Ricardo Blanco's Blog

The many uses of freedom

  Listening to Zadie Smith on the radio the last week I discovered the existence of an app called Freedom, which enables one to disconnect from the internet for a set period, say, two hours, and to write, without… Read More

The Arabian Nights and Franz Kafka

  I would hate to give the impression that I do not enjoy reading novels. It is just that in the normal course of my work I read an awful lot of fiction and sometimes I like to… Read More

Kafka and Obsession

“Hold fast to the diary from today on! Write regularly! Don’t surrender! Even if no salvation should come, I want to be worthy of it at every moment.” Huzzah! Never before, I suggest, has this ejaculation been used… Read More