“When you write consciously, associate. Do not censor your thoughts; in fact, jot down each particular detail. You will begin to write as you parse these daydreams. Do not rely upon either inspiration or creativity—or even perspiration; rely on the association to coalesce from the unconscious to drive your work.”Mathias B. Freese, Again. Again and again.
Title: Again. Again and Again.: Awakening into Awareness – Essays and Stories
Author: Mathias B. Freese
Pages: 182 (Paperback)
Published: March 17th, 2022
My Rating: ★★★★
Mathias Freese’s writing is intelligent and thought-provoking. This compilation of speculative stories and essays touches upon matters of life, death, art, and events past and present. Though I didn’t always agree with some passages, I enjoyed the book’s concept immensely. I don’t think I’ve read anything quite like this before. Not in book form, anyway. I initially set out to pace my reading up ended up finishing the book in one sitting. Interesting from start to finish. It’s also the kind of book you can pick up and start reading from a random chapter.
A huge thanks to the author for sending me a copy of the book to read and review.
I’ll definitely be checking out Mathias Freese’s other books at some point. I enjoy philosophical works. My favorite chapter in Again. Again and again. was Vade Mecum (quoted above). As a writer myself, there is sound and unique advice in here that I took to heart.
Another side note: I always find different perspectives on religion fascinating. As a Catholic myself, I was affronted by a few lines in the book, but I’m ultimately someone who welcomes all points of view. It’s the only way to understand one another.