Tag Archives: Joseph Conrad

“… a last glimpse of the land now being lost for ever”

… Thus ends The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, one of the three books I present today. The others are: Thesiger by Michael Asher; and The Search for Sana by Richard Zimler, the latter having been recently discussed in … Continue reading

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Friedrich Nietzsche on God, Christianity, The Enlightenment, Rationality, Science, Truth, and Especially About Words & Language

In my early years I associated Nietzsche’s name with the phrase “God is dead,” but I didn’t know if he was supposed to be celebrating this assertion or decrying it, or something else entirely. In the early 1980s, when having a … Continue reading

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