Posts Tagged ‘Cordelia’

  • Shakespeare, Lear, and Math

    February 6th, 2014 | Shakespeare | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    Shakespeare was not only a poet. He was a thinker. Nowhere is this more clearly concretized than King Lear, wherein we see a curious concern with numbers and mathematics. King Lear is about madness — or, more specifically, the fear of madness and the redemptive power of love and charity as a kind of foil […]

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  • Love, Luba, Lief — and a Man Named Valentinus

    February 14th, 2013 | Valentine's Day | journalpulp | 3 Comments

    The man named Valentinus (which comes from the Latin valens, meaning “powerful, brave, valiant”) was a martyred Christian of ancient Rome, about whom virtually nothing is known. His name does not appear in the earliest redaction of Christian martyrs (354 AD), and it was Pope Gelasius who first included Valentinus — or Saint Valentine, as […]

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