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“Now for the second level of Wittgenstein’s hostility: his objection to the spirit of ‘the typical western scientist’. Science, he writes, is driven by a commitment to making progress, to ‘onwards movement building ever larger and more complicated structures’; it involves an endless quest for novelty, ‘add one construction after another, moving on and up, as it were, from one stage to the next’.
It is no secret to regular readers of my blog that I am a great admirer of Seagull Books and that earlier this year I travelled to India, a visit in part motivated by a desire to visit the offices of one of my favourite independent publishers. 526 more words
In an essay for 3:AM Magazine, Richard Marshall explores the connections between Samuel Beckett and the nineteenth-century German Romantic painter
Try and walk in on the dark rooms of Caspar David Friedrich and Samuel Beckett, headway into the paradise space of ‘Two Men staring at the Moon’ and a few lingering reminiscences. 650 more words
The calendar may say otherwise, but with the snow and sub-zero temperatures of the past week, autumn seems to be no more than a hazy memory. 545 more words
Uncovering the secret life of airports through movies. This needull is for frequent travelers who have are spending disproportionate time at airports.
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So next time you find yourself trudging down a dank tunnel that seems to lead to nowhere, in the nether regions of an airport, suddenly alone and perhaps feeling a bit of existential dread, or maybe just exhaustion and boredom—remember that you are taking part in the secret life of airports.