Day 11: Five of your best blog posts

There are some older ones with interesting ideas but these later ones feel more developed and complete:

1. A pair of posts on Wagner’s elaborate post-Hegelian philosophy and how that translates into the opera Parsifal:

https://severalfourmany.wordpress.com/2013/03/06/the-philosophy-of-richard-wagner/

https://severalfourmany.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/parsing-parsifal/

2. A response to Tim Kreider’s article “The Busy Trap” about the difference between being active and engaged instead of merely busy:

https://severalfourmany.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/the-busy-trap-or-the-active-life-tim-kreider-vs-douglas-southall-freeman/

3. Sei Shonagon’s mysterious and evocative book of lists and anecdotes:

https://severalfourmany.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/the-art-of-heterogeneous-juxtaposition-sei-shonagons-makura-no-soshi-the-pillow-book/

4. Perhaps my favorite post, on the two common misunderstandings of Adam Smith’s On the Wealth of Nations:

https://severalfourmany.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/on-pin-heads-and-laissez-fairies/

5. Some reflections on Alfred Jarry’s hilarious tribute to Shakespeare and anti-fascist assault on French clacissism:

https://severalfourmany.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/anti-classicism-alfred-jarrys-ubu-roi/

Unfortunatly some of the best ones never got written and posted, including posts on the amazing genre bending projects of Herodotus and Sainte-Beuve misunderstood respectively as History and Literary Criticism, a series on the great Indian epic Mahabharata and the life and works of Goethe viewed an almost perfected example of his idea of Bildung.

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~ by severalfourmany on September 19, 2013.

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