DH Lawrence was my favourite author when I was an adolescent, ever since my grandmother gave me my grandfather’s editions of his complete works. I loved the way Lawrence described ordinary Midlands life with an Old Testament reverence, the depth of inner life he accorded to Ursula in The Rainbow, how he followed her soul Read more…

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I don’t know if this will be of value to anyone, but here are the PowerPoint slides to the talk I gave last week at the Centre for the History of Emotions, at Queen Mary University in London, on ancient philosophy and its relationship to the modern politics of well-being. Set to the music of Read more…

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