The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: thinking

family albums

28 January 2006, around 14.03.

cricket, criticism, & Clytaemnestra

all the baggage

25 March 2008, around 17.38.

So I was reading Paul Fussell’s book about travel, Abroad. Of course it’s not just about travel, though he does spend some thirty-odd (or more or less, I’ve returned it to the library and cannot refer to it now) pages lamenting the impossibility of true travel1 in this degraded age of tourism, it’s about literary […]

hold my coat and snicker

29 March 2008, around 0.38.

I remember being told by a teacher not to read Jane Eyre, because I would be reading it in her class in the fall. Of course I read it that summer. Propped in bed, or curled in a corner, but finally finishing peripatetic. That’s how I remember it, anyway. I walked the three miles from […]


14 November 2011, around 14.43.

Adorno laments the writer’s living situation.

Montaigne 1.9

13 March 2015, around 16.07.

From Pierre L’Estoile’s Les belles Figures et Drolleries de la Ligue We are human beings, and hold together, only by speech (30). When thinking back over the essay ‘On Liars’ I find myself thinking of it in terms of memory, for the first third of it is taken up with Montaigne’s concern about his own […]

upbuilding and edification

10 January 2018, around 5.57.

Kierkegaard and Heidegger learn to swim.

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