Posts Tagged ‘Spinoza’

  • Oscar Wilde: Anniversary of His Death & the Wildest Misconceptions about Oscar

    November 19th, 2019 | Oscar Wilde | journalpulp | No Comments

    Oscar Wilde, the last of the great and hopelessly flamboyant, whose full name was Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde, is, perhaps because of his flamboyance and his fame — a fame which ended in scandal and tragedy — frequently misrepresented and misconceived. He died 119 years ago this month. I offer here three of the […]

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  • Musical Pulp

    Musical Pulp

    January 22nd, 2012 | Music | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    A sonorous body produced by periodic vibrations. Hermann von Helmholtz defined music as. Without music, life would be a mistake. Said Nietzsche, a chronic insomniac whose eyesight was dire. Music is neither good or bad — to the deaf. Said Spinoza. Henriette Sontag, the soprano at the first performance of Beethoven’s Ninth, turned Beethoven around […]

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  • Writers Discussing Other Writers

    August 8th, 2011 | Literary trivia, Quotes | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Charles Baudelaire spent two hours a day getting dressed. When Edgar Allen Poe married his cousin Virginia, he was twenty-seven, and she was thirteen. And consumptive. The genius poet-priest Gerard Manley Hopkins wanted to change his name to Pook Tunks. Robert Frost had only five poems accepted in his first seventeen years of writing and […]

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