London Evening Standard have confirmation from Chuck Palahniuk, that the now-popular insult “snowflake” is indeed from his book, Fight Club.
Speaking from his home in Oregan, Chuck told the LES: “It does come from Fight Club. There is a line, ‘You are not special. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.
Speaking to Londoner’s Diary in the LES, Chuck commented on the use of the term ‘snowflake’ today and what he believes is the root of the problem:
“There is a kind of new Victorianism. Every generation gets offended by different things but my friends who teach in high school tell me that their students are very easily offended. The modern Left is always reacting to things, once they get their show on the road culturally they will stop being so offended… That’s just my bullsh*t opinion.”
Personally I am always happy to see literature being acknowledged in the wider world, and perhaps more people will read Chuck’s novels when they know he penned their favourite insult? Goodness knows we need more people reading and expanding their minds a little.
What are your thoughts, Reading Addicts?
The group is attempting to “stop President Trump from using the machinery of government to retaliate or threaten reprisals against journalists and media outlets for coverage he dislikes”. The First Amendment of the US constitution protects freedom of speech and PEN aren’t the only group to voice concerns about how Trump has attempted to shut down journalism.
Schott stated that when the news was announced that the Dean of Westminster had given permission for a memorial to Wodehouse in the abbey, “there was a ripple of joy that it was happening, but also puzzlement that it hadn’t happened before.”
Postman Pat has been a part of many British children’s lives since 1981 when the first story was published. Cunliffe took inspiration from the Lake District when creating Postman Pat’s home- the fictional village of Greendale- with its rolling hills and dales, and small farms and villages.
Pat, and his feline friend Jess, drive about the village delivering letters, working through problems, and getting into the occasional scrape. The stories were commissioned by the BBC to produce a series of animations, which proved popular for over 40 years!
This volume celebrates forty five famous writers including Mark Twain, Haruki Murakami, and Ursula K. Le Guin, who have shared their home and writing space with a feline friend. There are photographs and stories all exploring that special bond between wordsmith and mouser.
Here’s a taster: