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Aristotle’s Way by Edith Hall
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Probably a very good book for people with little knowledge of Aristotle or virtue ethics. That's not me, so I found it uninteresting and quickly abandoned it.
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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Part of my 'all Russian novels all winter' project. I read it over the course of at least a month, which is absolutely not what I'd recommend, but even so I found myself drawn in by the characters and the story. (And I just learned that the Pevear an ...more
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The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Part of my 'all Russian novels all winter' project. I read it over the course of at least a month, which is absolutely not what I'd recommend, but even so I found myself drawn in by the characters and the story. (And I just learned that the Pevear an ...more
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The Inner Citadel by Pierre Hadot
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Of the three major Stoic writers - Epictetus, Seneca, and Marcus Aurelius - I've always been an Epictetus guy. But Hadot's amazing book has cause me to, if not move Epictetus out of first place, certainly to elevate Marcus Aurelius. Erudite, engaging ...more
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Russia by Martin Sixsmith
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An extremely engaging look at the whole of Russian history, though weighted considerably toward the last 100 years. From 1980 - 97 Sixsmith was a BBC correspondent in Moscow, and as you'd expect, his writing on that period is excellent.
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Russia by Martin Sixsmith
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An extremely engaging look at the whole of Russian history, though weighted considerably toward the last 100 years. From 1980 - 97 Sixsmith was a BBC correspondent in Moscow, and as you'd expect, his writing on that period is excellent.
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Soren Kierkegaard by Joakim Garff
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Garff's biography of Kierkegaard made me realize that Kierkegaard was a strange and fascinating man. But because so much of his life was mental life, his biography is not exactly scintillating. This 800+ page book is not something I'd recommend for a ...more
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I Am Dynamite! by Sue Prideaux
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On Obligations by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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I can't imagine anyone reading or not reading one of the most important and influential works of the ancient world based on my recommendation. That said, I think On Obligations is an exceptional summary of what honorable conduct is (Book I), what is ...more
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My Man Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse
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Very early Wodehouse, and it shows - both Jeeves and Bertie Wooster are works in project. That said, it's great to see how the duo started out, and even early Wodehouse is better than just about any other comic novel you're likely to pick up.
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