Daily Archives: March 2, 2018

Dante’s PURGATORY, Canto 8: Corrado Malaspina

https://pixabay.com/en/welcome-words-greeting-language-905562/ *** CORRADO MALASPINA *** Comes from family Known for hospitality — Dante will be their guest *** NOTE: Throughout THE DIVINE COMEDY, Dante receives hints of his upcoming exile. Here he tells Corrado Malaspina that he is aware of … Continue reading

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https://pixabay.com/en/abstract-love-heart-music-3189816/ *** THREE STARS *** Dante sees three stars — Theological virtues — Faith, hope, charity *** NOTE: When Dante and Virgil first arrived at the Mountain of Purgatory, they saw four stars that represent the four cardinal virtues: Prudence, … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Critics Anecdotes

Tallulah Bankhead (Public Domain, via Wiki Commons) Actress Tallulah Bankhead and critic Alexander Woollcott were sitting together watching a pretentious revival of Maurice Maeterlinck’s Aglavane and Slysette. On this occasion, Ms. Bankhead proved to be the critic. She whispered to … Continue reading

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David Bruce (born 1954): Ethical Ways of Arguing

If you ever need to write an argument about something, you are likely to consider morality. Here are a few things to consider: Argue on the Basis of Consequences If something will have bad consequences, we probably ought not to … Continue reading

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