Tag Archives: Tom Stoppard

havel : changing horses in mid-stream

A mixed legacy that seemed to be heartily leveraged to the idea of repression and suffering as a source for sublime aesthetics. A pretext for the literary creation formed by the ravages of the totalitarian state. To many it was … Continue reading

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a grid of paradoxes

The Middle Way. To find the way through the enigma of the middle way. Vaclav Havel was beset by various interpretations of the middle course of action; between the Maimonides view and the older Aristotlean. To be stuck between the … Continue reading

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captains & kids: arcadia behind a honkey chateau

It could be called songs of self understanding. A balancing on the tipping point between discarding self-knowledge after a painful struggle, and the equal impulse to keep pressing on. There is a blurry boundary between a self-reflection worth sharing and … Continue reading

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REVOLUTION FOR THE HELL OF IT: ON THE CUSP OF UTOPIA

Anarchism has always been grounded in the spirit of alienation, to the point where alienation has become the aesthetic and distinguishing characteristic of the culture. The minority position in the battle of the utopias. ¬†Anarchism has produced a number of … Continue reading

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YEARNING FOR A LOST ARCADIA

”The genuine friendship, and the enormous benefit it brought to an artist still carving out his reputation, made Turner’s behaviour in 1814, when he put a painting in for the annual British Institution prize, bewildering:( Ian ) Warrell is still … Continue reading

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