Alain Badiou, philosopher of Love

This week's inspiration comes from a slim, but dense book by the philosopher and lover Alain Badiou - a borrowed read from some friends who I traveled with and lent to me (merely to lighten their loads but also to inspire). It's called In Praise of Love and it is a thought-provoking and relatively quick read. … Continue reading Alain Badiou, philosopher of Love

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Marguerite Yourcenar, “Memoirs of Hadrian”

I just finished the fabulous read Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar (aka Marguerite de Crayencour – her pseudonym is an inexact anagram of her real name). It’s a delightfully astute book, deep and meditative. Not a perfect beach read per-se by some standards, but if you’re like me and appreciate the challenge of her … Continue reading Marguerite Yourcenar, “Memoirs of Hadrian”