Tonight I lay down the fascinating but dense Fear: a Cultural History and start on the novel Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel. The book, which focusses on Thomas Cromwell as a guide to Tudor court life, starts with a classic quote, as many good books do. I wish to share it here with you “There […]Read more "Vitruvius: place and the theatrics of life"
My previous faith was not so happy with anger. God got to express it – the rest of us didn’t. (…) The myths from which I draw inspiration today have a lot of destructive anger flying all over the place. Dian Cecht killing his son and cursing his daughter, from enraged jealousy at their superior […]Read more "D is for doxology (and despair and anger)"
Antigone is a hero of mine, featuring in one of my favourite tragedies (well, and the only one I have in its entirety). Only, classical tragedies generally lack heroes as we generally understand them in modern popular culture. Antigone is not portrayed as moral example to be followed, neither is she the classic villain. She […]Read more "A stands for Antigone"