Daily Archives: April 20, 2019

What Is To Be Done And Who Is To Blame?

There are a great many aspects of life where there are two simultaneous responses or opinions or feelings we have towards a situation are held in tension.  One of the characteristic aspects of such situations is that we will attempt … Continue reading

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Book Review: Literary Rogues

Literary Rogues:  A Scandalous History Of Wayward Authors, by Andrew Shaffer Reading this book for me was a rather Nathanish experience, full of ambivalence and amusing irony and complexity.  The author is himself a successful writer of multiple volumes of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fifty Shames Of Earl Grey

Fifty Shames Of Earl Grey:  A Parody, by Fanny Merkin (aka Andrew Shaffer) One of the most obvious but seldom asked questions when it comes to books is do they need to exist?  Does this book have a worth or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love

Great Philosophers Who Failed At Love, by Andrew Shaffer Perhaps the most embarrassing and Nathanish thing about this book is that it is one that I could see (in a worst-case scenario) being expanded to include my own disastrous love … Continue reading

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