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The Shape Of Ideas: Samuel Beckett

I am interested in the shape of ideas even if I do not believe in them. There is a wonderful sentence in Augustine…’Do not despair: one of the thieves was saved; do not presume: one of the thieves was damned.’ … Continue reading

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Conversational Labyrinths: Bernard Levin

I am quite capable of speaking, unprepared, a sentence containing anything up to forty subordinate clauses all embedded in their neighbours like those wooden Russian dolls, and many a native of these islands, speaking English as to the manner born, … Continue reading

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