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  • louise
    And if you d like to sample more from the magazine: http://www.theoldie.co.uk ... get ... year ... local ... by ... so ... than
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 28, 2004
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      And if you'd like to sample more from the magazine:

      http://www.theoldie.co.uk

      --- In existlist@yahoogroups.com, "louise" <hecubatoher@y...> wrote:
      >
      > Somewhat at a remove these days from the Academy, I nevertheless
      get
      > the impression that USA and British problems with terminal self-
      > parody, whether of the dry or lubricious kind, are of similar
      > weight. It's our television that offers better quality, I think,
      > save for your comedy and cop programmes, maybe. However ...
      > I quote from the January 2005 issue of The Oldie magazine, an
      > article by Wilfred De'Ath, titled 'Nausea All Round'.
      >
      > " ... [in 1988] I made a Radio 4 series, *God's Acre*, about a
      year
      > in the life of a Lincolnshire village. I chummed up with some
      local
      > people who invited me to supper one Sunday evening, when the
      > conversation turned to existentialism.
      > BBC2 was playing quietly in the corner of their dining-room and,
      by
      > a curious coincidence, Brian Magee introduced three philosophers
      > discussing the same subject. But we all concluded that our*
      > conversation was far more interesting and perceptive than theirs,
      so
      > we promptly switched Mr. Magee and his chums off. It would be
      > difficult to conceive of a better example of existential choice
      than
      > that.
      > Quite recently, a fireworks factory in Denmark caught fire, giving
      > rise to an absolutely magnificent, spontaneous display of
      > pyrotechnics. That was existentialism in its purest form."
      >
      > 'Mrs. Gladstone'
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