Plato (trans. by Walter Hamilton)
We’ve been here before. Well, not here exactly. But we’ve heard another’s account of this dinner party. So why not spend some time with the better-known version of the tale?
Tale strikes me as an inappropriate word for a serious work of philosophy. Make no mistake about it, this is as serious Continue reading →
Regarding the Pain of Others
I have said before that I have a dead spot in my brain when it comes to that iconic triumvirate of 60s writers, Didion, Vidal and Sontag, You may recall that I came up goose eggs when I ventured beyond Didion’s masterwork into Continue reading →
Tao Te Ching
Trans. by Stephen Addis & Stanley Lombardo
There are three books I reread in more or less constant rotation. While you’ll never see them written about here they mean the world to me and keep me sane.
This is not one of those books.
It is however the basis for one of those books. More importantly, it is one of those books lying at the core of human civilization that we really ought to read. Think of the Continue reading →