If you can’t say something nice, you’re probably trying to talk about the zeitgeist.
Today, my sophomore Humanities class began a four week study of Hamlet, and I opened our time in the play with a few comments on Harold Bloom’s introductory essay to Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human. The lecture is available to download by clicking here.
The Shore of Oblivion (1889)
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I’ve recorded an audio version of my short story “1983 (Church Calendar),” which you can download here. “1983 (Church Calendar)” is taken from Blasphemers, my most recent book, which is available as an e-book on Amazon.
Front Porch Republic interviewed me on the subject of classical education and you can read the interview here.
“When he is stripped of the Christian tunic and the classical toga, there is nothing left of the European but a pale-skinned barbarian.”― Nicolás Gómez Dávila
The weather just turned perfect for Kill For Love.
I highly commend the free preview which the Met Opera is presently running. One free opera per day. This evening, my family watched a bit of Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites and it was spectacular.