Monday, June 20, 2011

Moral Agency Quest 1

My dear friend Marmaduke is starting a series of lectures, you can find them at the above link. Worth a read!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Letters from Nabokov

In the June 13 New Yorker they have an article with some of the letters of Vladimir Nabokov, they are wonderful, a new book with previously unpublished letters is due to be published, translated by Olga Veronina and Brian Boyd with Dmitri Nabokov, look out for it!

On the next page there is an intriguing article by Salvatore Scibona about a college - St John's in Santa Fe, New Mexico where they read Aristotle and Copernicus, instead of textbooks, it sounds incredible and I wonder if he is being ironic.

Thursday, June 09, 2011



See this review and if you get the chance - watch the film.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Psalm 54

This is a translation by Joseph Gelineau 1953:

O God save me by your name;
by your power, uphold my cause,
O God, hear my prayer;
listen to the words of my mouth.

For proud men have risen against me,
ruthless men seek my life.
They have no regard for God.

But I have God for my help.
The Lord upholds my life.
Let the evil recoil upon my foes:
you who are faithful, destroy them.

I will sacrifice to you with willing heart
and praise your name for it is good:
for you have rescued me from all my distress
and my eyes have see the downfall of my foes.