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"Speech may be sublime but there’s something in the symbols." "Suppose someone said: every familiar word, in a book for example, actually carries an atmosphere with it in our minds, a 'corona' of faintly indicated uses. ---Just as if each figure in a painting were surrounded by delicate shadowy drawings of scenes, as it were… Continue reading 26-7-14

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Timeline of the plague throughout history

The other day I was reading up on the plague, and I realized that there wasn't a comprehensive timeline on any single website. So I compiled the information that I could find and well, here's a timeline of the plague for anyone else who's interested. 430 BCE – 2nd year of Peloponnesian War. Thucydides wrote… Continue reading Timeline of the plague throughout history

Translations of ‘The Master and Margarita’; The Many Lines to Read

"Afterward, when it was frankly too late, various persons collected their data and issued descriptions of this man. As to his teeth, he had platinum crowns on the left side and gold ones on the right. He wore an expensive gray suit and foreign shoes of the same color as his suit. His gray beret… Continue reading Translations of ‘The Master and Margarita’; The Many Lines to Read

last night i finished reading ‘the master and margarita’ for the first time

and  i've immediately come up with a project for myself. which is good and bad because it involves Crime and Punishment and Faust but in the way that it seems you cannot write about one book without writing about seven. The list of texts I'll have to discuss so far are: Goethe's Faust, Crime and Punishment, Thus Spoke Zarathustra, Doctor Faustus, and The… Continue reading last night i finished reading ‘the master and margarita’ for the first time