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  • "Buddhism" by Nancy Wilson Ross - an excellent and readable introduction to the basic concepts

  • A Useful List of Terms for the study of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

  • A Second Useful List of Terms for the study of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse

  • Conservative/Liberal /Socialist

  • Roger Scruton (Salon Interview) on Conservative vs Liberal

  • Joyce's Epiphany: an outstanding explanation
  • Stephen Daedulus' Epiphany at the end of chapter 4 of Portrait of the Artist...
  • Other Epiphanies

  • Existentialism
  • Existentialsim: a more detailed discussion
  • Existentialism: A Primer. This should satisfy the appetite of those who want more on this topic.
  • Colin Wilson makes tough philosophy readable. Read how the author of the other "Outsider" explains the mistake of existentialism and postmodernism

  • Hopkins' Inscape and Instress

  • Irony: Too Much? Read an amusing exchange between two English writers

  • Robert Fulford fulminates on the misuse of the word "literally."

  • Metaphor: and you thought this was simple?

  • Modernism

  • Negative Capability as described by John Keats in a letter to his brothers

  • Oxymoron: Its Use and Misuse

  • Rhetoric

  • Rhythm (from a chapter in Western Wind by John Frederick Nims)
  • An admiring review of a book on rhythm, particularly iambic

  • Romanticism

  • Victorian

  • Victorians in India An interesting account of the varied legacy of the British in India


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