Ridgway – Animals

Wittgenstein’s Mistress on the Mezzanine Ridgway, Keith (2007). Animals. New York: Harper Perrenial. An unnamed, first-person narrator is a free-lance illustrator of animals, in or around London. He describes his ordinary, nerdy life in excruciating detail, reminiscent of Nicholson Baker’s … Continue reading

Nietzsche – Birth of Tragedy

“Nothing can be meaningfully affirmed.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Geuss, Raymond, &Speirs, Ronald (Eds.) (1999). Friedrich Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy and Other Writings. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. The main Nietzschean text presented in this book is The Birth of … Continue reading