Dear Jonny, Philosophers?

6 Responses

  1. Allison says:

    You strike me as a modern day Lord Byron. It’s hard to argue with that list.

    • Jon says:

      From wikipedia:
      “The Byronic hero typically exhibits several of the following traits:
      Cunning and able to adapt
      Disrespectful of rank and privilege
      Emotionally conflicted, bipolar, or moody
      Having a distaste for social institutions and norms
      Having a troubled past or suffering from an unnamed crime
      Intelligent and perceptive
      Jaded, world-weary
      Mysterious, magnetic and charismatic
      Seductive and sexually attractive
      Self-critical and introspective
      Socially and sexually dominant
      Sophisticated and educated
      Struggling with integrity
      Treated as an exile, outcast, or outlaw”

      – That’s about right. Let’s hope I live longer than he did.

  2. Andrew says:

    Quite a list. I’ve read and often reread all of Fussell’s books.

  3. Aus10 says:

    No Fyodor Dostoyevsky?

    • Jon says:

      Actually, I just finished “Crime And Punishment” for the third time. What a RICH, Russian book. I definitely feel comfortable adding his name to the list. As well as Vonnegut.

  4. Aus10 says:

    Ah, the blend of satire and science fiction is the best. I’m trying to find a digital copy of Slaughterhouse-Five for my reading device.

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