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The egghead republic.

Arno Schmidt

The egghead republic.

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Published by Boyars in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsKrawehl, Ernst., Boyars, Marian.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPT2638.M453
The Physical Object
Pagination(174)p.
Number of Pages174
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22795074M
ISBN 100714525928
OCLC/WorldCa9158594

Active Themes The guardians and warriors are responsible for the defense of the city. The law would say that The egghead republic. book be patient under suffering is best, and that we should not give way to impatience, as there is no knowing whether such things are good or evil; The egghead republic. book nothing is gained by impatience; also, because no human thing is of serious importance, and grief stands in the way of that which at the moment is most required. What is most required? And, on the other hand, of the unjust I say that the greater number, even though they escape in their youth, are found out at last and look foolish at the end of their course, and when they come to be old and miserable are flouted alike by stranger and citizen; they are beaten and then come those things unfit for ears polite, as you truly term them; they will be racked and have their eyes burned out, as you were saying. The Story, Glaucon, would take too long to tell; but the sum was this: --He said that for every wrong which they had done to any one they suffered tenfold; or once in a hundred years --such being reckoned to be the length of man's life, and the penalty being thus paid ten times in a thousand years. Look at things as they really are, and you will see that the clever unjust are in the case of runners, who run well from the starting-place to the goal but not back again from the goal: they go off at a great pace, but in the end only look foolish, slinking away with their ears draggling on their shoulders, and without a crown; but the true runner comes to the finish and receives the prize and is crowned.

Whereas the wise and calm temperament, being always nearly equable, is not easy to The egghead republic. book or to appreciate when imitated, especially at a public festival when a promiscuous crowd is assembled in a theatre. Or, after all, they may be in the right, and poets do really know the things about which they seem to the many to speak so well? Yes, I replied, that is the tradition. And yet no mention has been made of the greatest prizes and rewards which await virtue. The rulers must love the city's welfare above all else. I will explain: The body which is large when seen near, appears small when seen at a distance?

And should an immortal being seriously think of this little space rather than of the whole? Explain the purport of your remark. Schmidt's final completed novel was Abend mit Goldrand which was praised by some critics for its verbal inventiveness, although many had a difficult time digesting the erotic themes of the book. After finishing school he was unemployed for some months and then, inbegan a commercial apprenticeship at a textile company in Greiffenberg. Will you repay me, then, what you borrowed in the argument? Certainly not, he said.


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The answer of the other spirit was: 'He comes not hither and will never come. Eventually the souls are summoned to the Fates who allow them to choose new lives. And does not the latter --I mean the rebellious principle --furnish a great variety of materials for imitation?

And we were right, he said. Because the future guardians The egghead republic. book specialize, learning only those skills required for their occupation, literature that shows one person being many things, or changing, would confuse them. True, he replied. The underlying assumption is that since gods, because they are gods, can do no wrong, stories that The egghead republic.

book them engaging in wrong doing and injustice must of course be false. Imitation is only a kind of play or sport, and the tragic poets, whether they write in iambic or in Heroic verse, are imitators in the highest degree?

Yes, he said, there is reason in that. But will he have no sorrow, or shall we say that although he cannot help sorrowing, he will moderate his sorrow?

There are jests which you would be ashamed to make yourself, and yet on the comic stage, or indeed in private, when you hear them, you are greatly amused by them, and are not at all disgusted at their unseemliness; --the case of pity is repeated; --there is a principle in human nature which is disposed to raise a laugh, and this which you once restrained by reason, because you were afraid of being thought a buffoon, is now let out again; and having stimulated the risible faculty at the theatre, you are betrayed unconsciously to yourself into playing the comic poet at home.

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He should consider the bearing of all these things which have been mentioned severally and collectively upon virtue; he should know what the effect of beauty is when combined with poverty or wealth in a particular soul, and what are the good and evil consequences of noble and humble birth, of private and public station, of strength and weakness, of cleverness and dullness, and of all the soul, and the operation of them when conjoined; he will then look at the nature of the soul, and from the consideration of The egghead republic.

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Are you not aware, I said, that the soul of man is immortal and imperishable? For we have seen and The egghead republic. book that this is the best choice both in life and after death. We read, we discussed, we analyzed Will's poems, we acted out skits, we wrote narratives from another character's point of view.

Florman, Ben. It seems somewhat contradictory to use a story, a myth, as evidence, but the myth is presented as truth. What way? But then I suppose you will say that what he creates is untrue.

As the war was obviously lost, he used this visit to organise his wife's and his own escape to the west of Germany, in order to evade capture by the Red Armywhich was known for its much harsher treatment of prisoners of war and German civilians.

For if a man had always on his arrival in this world dedicated himself from the first to sound philosophy, and had been moderately fortunate in the number of the lot, he might, as the messenger reported, be happy here, and also his journey to another life and return to this, instead of being rough and underground, would be smooth and heavenly.

And whenever any one informs us that he has found a man knows all the arts, and all things else that anybody knows, and every single thing with a higher degree of accuracy than any other man --whoever tells us this, I think that we can only imagine to be a simple creature who is likely to have been deceived by some wizard or actor whom he met, and whom he thought all-knowing, because he himself was unable to analyse the nature of knowledge and ignorance and imitation.

Shall we, then, speak of Him as the natural author or maker of the bed? The guardians may not own anything beyond what is necessary. There came also the soul of Odysseus having yet to make a choice, and his lot happened to be the last of them all.

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