Platonic Thought of the Week: 16

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

Irish Times piece on PS Look out for Snakes

This week the Irish Times online published an article by author Miriam Farrell-Shtairman about how her debut title came about. Read the full text below:  Text of the article, by Miriam Shtaierman: “Out of the darkness this elegant, splendidly dressed young woman...
Platonic Thought of the Week: 15

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

Launch of PS Look out for snakes: Gallery

The Launch of PS Look out for snakes at Books Upstairs, Dublin :Photos by Kim Mullahey, @Pynck.com In a wonderful feature on Pynck Magazine this week, photographer and journalist Kim Mullahey covers the launch of P.S. Look out for snakes at MOLI in Dublin. Click here,...
Platonic Thought of the Week: 14

Platonic Thought of the Week: 14

  Socrates: Perhaps it will seem absurd, Hermogenes, to think that things become clear by being imitated in letters and syllables, but it is absolutely unavoidable. For we have nothing better on which to base the truth of primary names. Unless you want us to...
Sunday Independent Review of PS Look out for snakes

Sunday Independent Review of PS Look out for snakes

A fine review today in The Sunday Independent newspaper of PS Look out for snakes.  Reviewer Emily Houricane notes that  “As well as a wonderful record of the era and insight into a great love affair, this lovely book would make anyone nostalgic for the Age of...