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Beloved stars

Beloved stars, look down on me. I am a tiny speck in a tiny world. I am a poor atom full of love for you, full of faith in you. —George Sand Advertisements

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God in man

Seek God in man, for as we seek him there, the more transparent the veil of flesh becomes and the more perfectly we learn to find him there. If we hold ourselves receptive to the life of spirit, we shall … Continue reading

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This Unknown World

It’s about time that everyone who writes—especially genuine literary artists—admitted that “in this world you can’t figure things out.” . . . The crowd thinks it knows and understands everything; the stupider it is, the broader it imagines its outlook. … Continue reading

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Chekhov on religion

Though not religious, Chekhov often depicted religion at its best, which, for him, meant it could revivify a person’s sense of the world. – from “Chekhov’s Enlightenment” (The New Criterion)

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Why Chekhov Wrote

I still do not have a firm political, religious, and philosophical outlook: I change it monthly, and therefore I’m compelled to limit myself to the description of how heroes love, marry, produce children, die, and how they speak. – Chekhov

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My Great Weakness

Once in a while, I give in: I buy books. When I do, I limit myself with the following parameters: the book must be either 1) extremely unusual; 2) so long that if I got it from the library I … Continue reading

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