Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Mazeppist on Homeric hopes.
The real problem for Heidegger was that he lacked the gift of song. So he did the best he could with the talent that he had: he adopted an oracular style and offered original readings of modern German poets and ancient Greek philosophers and Tolstoy--let us not forget Tolstoy--who, with War and Peace (his Iliad) and Anna Karenina (his Odyssey) had become the Russian Homer.
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