Reading the story of Socrates and his defense of his knowledge work in front of the Council of Athens this week has made me feel a little sad, but also resigned in the understanding that not much is different today than it was thousands of years ago. …

My readings of modern literature continue, this time with my journey through “Tender Is The Night,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

This is a fantastic book and one of the leading candidates for symbol of the modernist literature movement — probing the human conscience and consciousness; dissecting affairs of the heart; unflinching examination of the motives that lead us to cheat, steal, lie or fail at life

Fitzgerald is the author of “The Great Gatsby,” and I consider him to be one of the consummate writers of mental anguish, guilt and greed in the 20th Century. In…

Douglas Crets

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