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« Reply #4815 on: January 10, 2016, 12:35:49 PM »
On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, by Stephen T. Asma

Have you ever read anything by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen?

I missed this post somehow a couple weeks ago, but no I haven't. Should I look him up, maybe get something through interlibrary loan?

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« Reply #4816 on: January 10, 2016, 12:38:15 PM »
Sailing from Byzantium, by Colin Wells.

I misjudged this book. I much enjoyed it as an overview (or in some cases, refresher).

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4817 on: January 10, 2016, 02:08:09 PM »
The Enduring Chill by Flannery O'Connor.  This was the second time I read this short story.  The last time was probably in college, so about 8 years ago.  She never liked this story, I did.  I'm not sure why Flannery thought it was a failure at writing.

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I think she's amazing too.   Very funny.

Reading some of Chekov's 10 min plays.  Also very funny.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4818 on: January 10, 2016, 11:48:58 PM »
I'm going to try my hand at Don Quixote again. Wish me luck!

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4819 on: January 11, 2016, 12:02:58 AM »
On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears, by Stephen T. Asma

Have you ever read anything by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen?

I missed this post somehow a couple weeks ago, but no I haven't. Should I look him up, maybe get something through interlibrary loan?

Most of his stuff is ecocriticism, but he's done some interesting stuff on monster theory especially as it relates to the Middle Ages (of course, I tend to think all these areas tie in together in surprising ways). I've only read an essay by him, so far. http://www.amazon.com/Jeffrey-Jerome-Cohen/e/B001HPKDJA

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4820 on: January 11, 2016, 12:12:46 AM »
Currently finishing up reading a number of works by Voltaire. I'm on Micromegas at the moment. Then I hope to start on Blaise Pascal's Pensées. I also just finished up Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful.
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« Reply #4821 on: January 11, 2016, 12:15:19 AM »
I'm going to try my hand at Don Quixote again. Wish me luck!

Good luck! (if this helps make it more interesting, if you're into this sort of thing, fwiw Dostoevsky thought Don Quixote was one of only two literary characters who came close to 'capturing' what a Christ-like figure would be like)

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4822 on: January 11, 2016, 01:38:49 AM »
I'm going to try my hand at Don Quixote again. Wish me luck!

Good luck! (if this helps make it more interesting, if you're into this sort of thing, fwiw Dostoevsky thought Don Quixote was one of only two literary characters who came close to 'capturing' what a Christ-like figure would be like)

To be honest, I think Don Quixote is similar to Dostoevsky's writing in the sense that one has to read through pages of "story" to get to nuggets of brilliance. But when you come across the brilliance it makes you want to keep reading. I confess that I have a very short attention span. But I think that Tolstoy said as much in his short stories as Cervantes or Dostoevsky said in their novels. That probably sounds like heresy to the literary experts here. I'm just speaking as a novice.


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« Reply #4823 on: January 11, 2016, 02:53:59 AM »
I'm sure you're right about here, but I wouldn't be surprised if many more literati/critics outside these four walls agreed with you rather than POVs favoring Dostoevsky.

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4824 on: January 13, 2016, 05:43:54 PM »
Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church, by Ronald E. Heine

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4825 on: January 14, 2016, 09:25:57 AM »
Just started Laurus last night. It was hard to put down. I guess i see what all the hype is about.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4826 on: January 14, 2016, 09:42:47 AM »
Some law books and finishing a book by Scruton.
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« Reply #4827 on: January 14, 2016, 01:13:58 PM »
Anne Frank's diary (The Diary of a Young Girl). Reading it makes me hate the Nazis even more. But also gives me hope to know that a little girl was able to get her diary published even after she died. They killed her body but they weren't able to kill her soul and legacy. Rest in peace gentle soul  :'( 

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« Reply #4828 on: January 15, 2016, 10:40:43 AM »
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4829 on: January 15, 2016, 10:44:39 AM »
"For, by its immensity, the divine substance surpasses every form that our intellect reaches. Thus we are unable to apprehend it by knowing what it is. Yet we are able to have some knowledge of it by knowing what it is not." - St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa contra gentiles, I, 14.

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« Reply #4830 on: January 15, 2016, 10:45:35 AM »


I am so sorry.

I'm enjoying it so far. And you don't have to join in. :P
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4831 on: January 16, 2016, 01:36:00 AM »
Are we still as useless as fish using bicycles?  :P
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« Reply #4832 on: January 16, 2016, 04:33:00 AM »
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« Reply #4833 on: January 16, 2016, 04:46:57 AM »
The person man that would be able to train a fish to use a bicycle would be famous.
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« Reply #4834 on: January 16, 2016, 05:01:06 AM »
THE GOSPEL IN TOLSTOY: Selections from his Short Stories, Spiritual Writings, and Novels
Edited by Miriam LeBlanc


From the Introduction:

"Yet with all his rationalism, Tolstoy remained haunted by Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus' example and teachings - especially the Sermon on the Mount - loomed over the writer's life in ways large and small, from his ardent pacifism to his repeated attempts to divest himself of his inherited wealth and privilege. Even before Tolstoy's conversion (recounted in his Confessions), the search for God and the meaning of life already formed a powerful impulse in his writings. In a Christendom all too comfortable with worldly power, Tolstoy issued a sharp challenge to return to the radical call of Jesus. Ultimately, this was a call to a way of unreserved love toward others - love not as a feeling or theological concept but as action in everyday life."


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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4835 on: January 16, 2016, 06:17:07 PM »
Is that what they teach you at the temple volnutt-stein?

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« Reply #4836 on: January 19, 2016, 06:26:42 AM »
The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories, by Leo Tolstoy

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« Reply #4837 on: January 19, 2016, 06:56:03 AM »
The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories, by Leo Tolstoy

Used book from library bought for 25¢

I think Tolstoy's genius is most evident in his short stories. And given the Russian penchant for long winded novels, I think his ability to convey profound truth with succinct artistry is all the more impressive. "The Three Hermits", "Three Questions," and "Where Love Is, God Is" are three of the greatest pieces of Christian fiction ever written. Tolstoy is most renowned for the literature he wrote prior to his Christian conversion. But I think his best work came after that. "The Kingdom of God is Within You" is a philosophical masterpiece. Short stories by Tolstoy for 25 cents is a steal! Enjoy.  :)


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« Reply #4838 on: January 20, 2016, 11:31:41 PM »
The Great Dialogues of Plato

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4839 on: January 21, 2016, 01:45:52 AM »
The Captain's Daughter - Pushkin

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« Reply #4840 on: January 21, 2016, 03:02:08 AM »
Just finished Pensées by Pascal. It was okay. Now reading History as a System and other Essays Toward a Philosophy of History by José Ortega y Gasset.
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« Reply #4841 on: January 21, 2016, 03:36:13 AM »
his Christian conversion.

That needs roughly 1400000 inverted commas around it...
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« Reply #4842 on: January 21, 2016, 03:45:39 AM »
his Christian conversion.

That needs roughly 1400000 inverted commas around it...

Well, I didn't say "Orthodox Christian conversion."


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« Reply #4843 on: January 21, 2016, 04:21:43 AM »
his Christian conversion.

That needs roughly 1400000 inverted commas around it...

Well, I didn't say "Orthodox Christian conversion."


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I'm not sure he was a Christian in any sense of the word. I think he was a humanist who just happened to like the ethical teachings of Christ a lot.
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« Reply #4844 on: January 21, 2016, 04:23:34 AM »
his Christian conversion.

That needs roughly 1400000 inverted commas around it...

Well, I didn't say "Orthodox Christian conversion."


Selam

I'm not sure he was a Christian in any sense of the word. I think he was a humanist who just happened to like the ethical teachings of Christ a lot.

You need to learn more about Tolstoy then.


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« Reply #4845 on: January 22, 2016, 10:42:42 PM »
Just finished Gasset's book. It was interesting to say the least. I'm still not very convinced of historicism, and it seems that he meant something a little different by the term than its traditional formulation, which is good because I abhor most of historicism. I don't care for his admiration for Hegel too much either. That being said, I really enjoyed his two essays: "Unity and Diversity of Europe," and "Man the Technician." In particular, the latter essay provides an interesting framework in which to conduct historical studies based upon how mankind has used and viewed technology and its relationship with the surrounding natural environment. The framework is probably better suited towards longue durée history than short histories. Still a very refreshing take on things that is less economic based and more social or culturally based.

As for what I am now reading, I am reading Pensées philosophiques by Denise Diderot.

Addendum: His first essay "The Sportive Origin of the State" seems to me more or less a rather poor imitation of Rousseau's Discourse on the Origin of Inequality.
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« Reply #4846 on: January 23, 2016, 12:17:41 PM »
The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Nightime by Mark Haddon.
An enjoyable 1st person novel about a 15 year old autistic boy who calms and comforts himself via mathematics, hates the colors yellow and brown, knows all prime numbers up to 7,057 and has other traits outside of the mainstream. The creative display of the author is refreshing as well as insightful. Highly recommended and can read it in a rainy day.
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« Reply #4847 on: January 23, 2016, 12:24:12 PM »


Early pages still, but that sticker on the cover is spot on.
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« Reply #4848 on: January 27, 2016, 06:52:17 PM »
Currently the Bands of Mourning, by Brandon Sanderson, which just released yesterday.

And the Aeronaut's Windlass, by Jim Butcher, off and on.

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« Reply #4849 on: January 27, 2016, 06:53:35 PM »
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« Reply #4850 on: January 28, 2016, 02:54:20 AM »
THE GOSPEL IN TOLSTOY: Selections from his Short Stories, Spiritual Writings, and Novels
Edited by Miriam LeBlanc


From the Introduction:

"Yet with all his rationalism, Tolstoy remained haunted by Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus' example and teachings - especially the Sermon on the Mount - loomed over the writer's life in ways large and small, from his ardent pacifism to his repeated attempts to divest himself of his inherited wealth and privilege. Even before Tolstoy's conversion (recounted in his Confessions), the search for God and the meaning of life already formed a powerful impulse in his writings. In a Christendom all too comfortable with worldly power, Tolstoy issued a sharp challenge to return to the radical call of Jesus. Ultimately, this was a call to a way of unreserved love toward others - love not as a feeling or theological concept but as action in everyday life."


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War and Peace here, mon chère ami [trans. my dear friend]. I think Tolstoy'so worldview fits you very well, as he was a pacifist.

Also, Alexander Dugin.

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« Reply #4851 on: January 28, 2016, 09:56:53 AM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.

I finished it a couple days ago. Loved it!!
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« Reply #4852 on: January 28, 2016, 09:57:35 AM »
Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon

Still trying this poetry thing a little bit. 
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« Reply #4853 on: January 28, 2016, 10:19:33 AM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.
I've heard so many good things, I feel like I have to go get it.
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« Reply #4854 on: January 28, 2016, 10:28:31 AM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.

The feels. The ending is fantastic.
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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4855 on: January 28, 2016, 10:28:51 AM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.
I've heard so many good things, I feel like I have to go get it.

You should.
"Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes vanity of vanities, and all is vanity."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4856 on: January 28, 2016, 10:58:46 AM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.
I've heard so many good things, I feel like I have to go get it.

You should.

I've just been notified there's an available copy. So hard to resist going in to pick it up today.
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4857 on: January 28, 2016, 11:04:17 AM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.
I've heard so many good things, I feel like I have to go get it.

You should.

I've just been notified there's an available copy. So hard to resist going in to pick it up today.

Don't resist.
"Vanity of vanities, said Ecclesiastes vanity of vanities, and all is vanity."

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4858 on: January 28, 2016, 01:42:03 PM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.
I've heard so many good things, I feel like I have to go get it.

You should.

I've just been notified there's an available copy. So hard to resist going in to pick it up today.

Don't resist.

Too late (and too sick). Tomorrow after the school run is haste enough. :)
'Evil isn't the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as evil, maybe more so, and it's a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against stupid. That might actually make a difference.'~Harry Dresden

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Re: What is everyone reading?
« Reply #4859 on: January 28, 2016, 02:02:15 PM »
Almost finished "Laurus" - this book is emotionally exhausting.
I've heard so many good things, I feel like I have to go get it.

You should.

I've just been notified there's an available copy. So hard to resist going in to pick it up today.

Don't resist.

Too late (and too sick). Tomorrow after the school run is haste enough. :)

I hope you feel better.
Is that what they teach you at the temple volnutt-stein?

Actually, it's Volnutt-berg.

Rome doesn't care. Rome is actually very cool guy.