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During this very good and sobering self-portrait, Edouard Levé hides not anything from his readers, starting up his whole existence, roughly at random, in a string of declarative sentences. Autoportrait is a actual, mental, sexual, political, and philosophical triumph. past "sincerity," Levé works towards an objectivity so radical it will possibly go for crudeness, triviality, even banality: the writer has stripped himself naked. With the strength of a suite of maxims or morals, Levé's prose turns out first and foremost to be an autobiography with out sentiment, as if written by means of a laptop -- till, during the accumulation of aspect, and the author's dry, quizzical tone, we discover ourselves disarmed, enthralled, and enraptured by means of not anything under the proper fiction... made totally of proof.

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P. , La Revelation d'Hermes Trismegiste: Tome II, Le Dieu Cosmique (Paris: Librairie Lecoffre, 1949), 310-40. 36 Long, "Heraclitus and Stoicism," 147. F. 445, J. M. Rist, Stoic Philosophy (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1969), 2236; Josiah Gould, The Philosophy of Chryssipus (Leiden, 1970), 181-96; A. A. Long, 459. See Hellenistic Philosophy, 175-78. 427; and Epilogus, 451; see Pine, Pietro Pomponazzi, 300. 427: "Rationabilior igitur videtur Stoicorum opinio opinione Christianorum. Secundum enim Stoicos Deus non .

Unlike Salviati, who saw epic and romance as one genre, Malatesta defended the Furioso as romance, but his conception of romance showed a considerably more sophisticated grasp than that of many previous romance was organized on the model of critics. The variety of a little world: most marvellous effects of the one who is the master of all craftsmen, by which I mean Nature, has made the human imagination wonder at seeing in a poem as if in a little world many diverse things, dissimilar to one another, converge to produce a totality so well 47 disposed and ordered.

Si enim unum est pro decore universi, et reliquum similiter se habet; visi enim essent tot mala, non essent tot bona, si demis malum, demis et bonum. Unde cum iste ordo semper fuerit per infinita saecula, et in infinitum erit, quod semper est habet causam necessariam et per se; quare non est in nostra potestate sed in opinio Stoicorum. " 31 Martin L. Pine, Pietro Pomponazzi: Radical Philosopher of the Renaissance (Padova: Antenore, 1986), 339. 3: Pomponazzi, De fato, 453: "Dico secundo quod cum sapientia humana quasi semper sit in errore, neque homo ex puris naturalibus potests attingere ad sinceram veritatem ...

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