Tagged: 1800s

Lit rec #253: The Destructiveness of the Well-Intentioned (1884).

“While I think of it, Mr. Werle—don’t use that foreign word: ideals. We have the excellent native word: lies.” THE WILD DUCK by Ibsen.

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Lit rec #251: “In the department of — but it is better not to mention the department. There is nothing more irritable than departments, regiments, courts of justice, and, in a word, every branch of public service. Each individual attached to them nowadays thinks all society insulted in his person.” (1842)

The truth about your station in life. Read this before you buy an overcoat. “THE OVERCOAT” by Nikolai Gogol