A Note on Confessions 4.5.10

In Confessions 4.5.10, Augustine takes up the difficult question of why we often find grief and sadness to be, in a sense, pleasurable, without coming to a definite conclusion. The question is closely related to the theory of tragedy as a literary and dramatic genre...

Reluctance to Speak

It has been a long time since I foisted upon my hapless readers my opinions, screeds, condescending remarks, &c. I have an excuse, but it is a very boring one (it begins with "diss" and rhymes, in both sound and sense, with "consternation"). And so I will make up...


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