Wednesday, 31 July 2013

19 - Greene/Yeats/Hume

Short story
Graham Greene, The Case for the Defence. (1939). An absolutely brilliant story. It has everything - beautifully written, concise, intriguing, mysterious, surprising, challenging and riveting. And all this in perhaps 1500 words or less! I'm in awe of GG.

Poem
W.B. Yeats, Reconciliation. A sad, forlorn poem, that feels more like grief to me than a reconciliation.

Essay
David Hume. Of Some Remarkable Customs. An interesting essay about strange political customs in ancient Athens, Rome and in London. I learned, for example, where the words tribune and plebiscite come from.

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