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A Midnight Encounter

Back to Stories With Drawings One night at university, just before midnight, I was walking down a dark alley. I had spent all day working on my Ancient History thesis – the deadline was just a week away. I’d signed up for a shift volunteering for a charity which started at twelve o’clock, but until…

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Too Much Stilton

Back to Stories with Drawings In September I went to Dublin to stay with my friend Christoph, who was spending a week there visiting his parents. We decided to go to a fancy members’ club, because we had a letter of introduction. We had to wear a jacket and tie, and the whole thing felt…

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Dante’s Paradiso: A Summary

Dante Summary Part 3: Paradiso The Divine Comedy is much more than just an interesting medieval text about Christianity. It’s really, really well-written. Dante’s poetry still feels intense and immediate, even after seven hundred years, even when it’s talking about the planets in a way that seems strange to modern readers. In Paradiso, for example, Dante…

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