Platonic Thought of the Week: 17
Try, said [Diotima], to give me your fullest attention. For whoever has been instructed concerning Love as far as this, contemplating the beauties properly and in due order, approaching then the final objective of the concernments, will suddenly behold a beauty,...
My Five Favourite Letters: author’s feature
Once I’d found the letters and read their richness and passion, I knew I had to put them in book form … Read More
Platonic Thought of the Week: 16
I think that writing has a strange feature that makes it quite like painting. For the offspring of the painter’s skill stand before us like living creatures but if you ask them a question they are very solemnly silent. And the same goes for written words; you might...
Irish Times piece on PS Look out for Snakes
“Their letters covered the period of time when my father was studying for his Masters at Harvard while my mother remained in Ireland, it was impossible to ignore such a treasure trove …” The Irish Times publishes an essay by Miriam Farrell-Shtaierman about her book, P.S. Look out for Snakes.
Platonic Thought of the Week: 15
Phaedrus 273c7-e3 Socrates: Gosh! Tisias, or someone else, whoever he is, and whatever he likes to be named after, has discovered a skill that has been most ingeniously hidden! Yet, my friend, there is something we should say to him, or perhaps not … Phaedrus: What?...
Launch of PS Look out for snakes: Gallery
P.S. Look out for snakes by Miriam Farrell Shtaierman is launched at MOLI – with photos from https://pynck.com