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Creativity in all its manifold expressions, exploring the imaginative, artistic and transcendent facets of life

How to nurture a personal library | Psyche

Stories and literature

guide

How to nurture a personal library

An escape, a sanctuary, a place of pleasure, a memoir. Take these steps to ensure your library is just what you want it to be

by Freya Howarth

L’homme sans ombre (The man with no shadow) | Psyche

Virtues and vices

film

A simple morality tale finds rich depth in the hands of a master animator

10 mins

How to gain more from your reading | Psyche

Stories and literature

guide

How to gain more from your reading

There’s more to words than meets the eye. Deepen your appreciation of literature through the art of slow, attentive reading

by Robert DiYanni

The opposites game | Psyche

Poetry

film

An English teacher asks his class: ‘What’s the opposite of a gun?’

5 mins

How to deconstruct the world | Psyche

Thinkers and theories

guide

How to deconstruct the world

Don’t believe everything you hear, read and watch. To puncture received ideas about culture, start thinking like Jacques Derrida

by Peter Salmon

Five stories | Psyche

Stories and literature

film

‘Once upon a time…’ Deconstructing our insatiable appetite for stories

5 mins