Tag Archives: what is exile?

Archives of Exile

If you happen to be in Yorkshire in July, definitely check this out, should be very fun!

Poe, Sir Thomas Browne, Suetonius, Tiberius

Despina, an inveterate mystery reader, mentioned that the epigraph to Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue is this line from Chapter 5 of Sir Thomas Browne’s HYDRIOTAPHIA, Urne-Buriall OR, A Brief Discourse of the Sepulchrall Urnes Lately Found in Norfolk.W…

disdain a natural condition

When the Queen of Egypt arrived for an extended visit, in 46 B.C., with a large entourage, Caesar put her up at his villa in the suburbs. Compared with gorgeous, cosmopolitan Alexandria, the filthy, ramshackle city of a million people which the Queen s…

Louise Glück Parable

This was published in the NYTimes on 5 Nov 10, so I think it’s okay to reprint it here:ParableFirst divesting ourselves of worldly goods, as St. Francis teaches,in order that our souls not be distractedby gain and loss, and in order alsothat our bodies…

misc quotes I

I’m going to add some additional texts here that may or may not be interesting or useful to the project, but I thought it’d be good for them to be available in one central place. Here’s something that I thought may be useful in thinking about Clement a…