The descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex - Charles Darwin.
Trying to get some insight into my earliest forebears who came to this land in the early 1600's.
- Stefn Piparskeggr Ullarskjaldberi
Dramedy occurs when serious and silly collide
mDNA H5 - yDNA E1b1b1c
96.3% European, 2.4% East Asian/Native American, 1.4% Unassigned
(also, 2.8 % Neanderthal in there)
I have a few books on-the-go, as usual:
The Fascist Experiment by Luigi Villari (Faber & Gwyer edition, inc. photograph of a pensive Mussolini)
The Cloud of Unknowing (Penguin Classics Edition)
The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse (Vintage Edition - I made the mistake of calling him 'Heinrich Heine' in the shop, which caused no end of trouble when the shop assistants were darting desperately around the shop in order to find it; to be honest, they should have known better as well!)
''Perfume'' by Patrick Suskind... great book!
Books I've read, I'm reading and will read:
Wind-up bird chronicle - Murakami
Distinction - Pierre Bourdieu
Looking Awry - Slavoj Zizek
Comprendre l'Empire - Alain Soral
L'illusion de l'Europe - Emmanuel Todd
I'm nearly finished with A Game Of Thrones.
“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” -Tyrion Lannister, A Game Of Thrones
The mask of sanity, it's freaking amazing.
I am halfway through reading "The girl who kicked the Hornets nest" By Stieg Larsson.
It's the last book in the trilogy of "The girl with the Dragon Tattoo"
Cynicism is an attitude or state of mind characterized by a general distrust of others' apparent motives or ambitions, or a general lack of faith or hope in the human race or in individuals with desires, hopes, opinions, or personal tastes that a cynic perceives as unrealistic or inappropriate, therefore deserving of ridicule or admonishment. It is a form of jaded negativity, and other times, realistic criticism or skepticism. The term originally derives from the ancient Greek philosophers called the Cynics who rejected all conventions, whether of religion, manners, housing, dress, or decency, advocating the pursuit of virtue in accordance with a simple and unmaterialistic way of life.
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