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    Is travel the secret to a long life?

    Is travel the secret to a long life?

    I was that old gringo. I was driving south in my own car in Mexican sunshine along the straight sloping road through the thinly populated valleys of the Sierra Madre…

    We all know that we will die, so why do we struggle to believe it?

    We all know that we will die, so why do we struggle to believe it?

      In the novella The Death of Ivan Ilyich (1886), Leo Tolstoy presents a man who is shocked by suddenly realising that his death is inevitable. While we can easily appreciate that…

    Facing History – Why we love Camus?

    Facing History – Why we love Camus?

    The French novelist and philosopher Albert Camus was a terrifically good-looking guy whom women fell for helplessly—the Don Draper of existentialism. This may seem a trivial thing to harp on,…

    Secular pilgrimage

    Secular pilgrimage

    Visiting Wittgenstein’s home evokes the philosopher’s serious, ascetic mind (no doubt he would disapprove its restoration) Westerners who see ancestor worship as something only other cultures do should look around:…

    La Controverse de Moire – La Déesse ailée aux temps avant la Création

    La Controverse de Moire – La Déesse ailée aux temps avant la Création

    Abreger – La Controverse de Moire Mes deux livres, parus sous les titres de Controverse de Moїre et Horizon de Neith, côtoient plusieurs genres et constituent, dirait-on, un certain essai…

    How Eric Clapton Created the Classic Song “Layla”

    How Eric Clapton Created the Classic Song “Layla”

    The story of Eric Clapton and “Layla” has always bothered me because to understand it is to understand how fallible and crazed any of us can be when it comes…

    Secret Sorrow – Knut Hamsun

    Secret Sorrow – Knut Hamsun

    Knut Hamsun (1859–1952) was a major Norwegian writer, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1920. Hamsun’s work spans more than seventy years and shows variation with regard…

    Le portrait de Néith

    Le portrait de Néith

    Les yeux de Néith contemplent, à l’instar du cadran solaire, les révolutions des astres, pour épancher – simultanément avec les instants de silence concentré, dans lesquels se produisent les arrêts…

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