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IS HISTORY FICTION?

April 4, 2024 9:51 am Published by Leave your thoughts This argument is an attack on intellectual laziness and a plea for the assumption that everything has meaning. Is history fiction? Yes, if we mean that we should not shy...

ON THE NATURE AND USEFULNESS OF CREATIVITY

December 22, 2023 9:28 am Published by Comments Off on ON THE NATURE AND USEFULNESS OF CREATIVITY On Friday, December 8, 2023, writer and poet Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer gave the 52nd Huizinga lecture in the Pieterskerk in Leiden. For the Huizinga lecture, Pfeijffer returns to his alma...

ALCIBIADES

May 23, 2023 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on ALCIBIADES ‘History rarely repeats itself in a blatant manner, but when the events are over, it often turns out to have performed an old play behind new masks and in updated...

Headline #11 – Alcibiades

April 11, 2023 11:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Your life is such an overwhelming manifestation of life that not even death can kill you. Long after the walls of Athens have fallen, long after the gods have taken...

Headline #7 – Alcibiades

April 11, 2023 10:51 pm Published by Leave your thoughts History rarely repeats itself in a blatant manner, but when the events are over, it often turns out to have performed an old play behind new masks and in updated...

SONNETS 2022

February 12, 2023 10:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Sonnets 2022 is the last collection in a series of five. Between 2018 and 2022, Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer published these sonnets biweekly in response to current events in the book...

MONTEROSSO MON AMOUR

April 11, 2022 9:32 pm Published by Leave your thoughts ‘Does dissatisfaction become contentment when you resign yourself to it?’ Carmen, a middle aged childless woman, is not so sure. She decides to take a leap into the depths of...

SONNETS 2021

February 11, 2022 10:17 pm Published by Leave your thoughts Sonnets 2021 is the last compilation of the sonnets in response to current events, which Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer published in 2021 with a biweekly frequency in the book supplement of...

PEACHEZ

September 19, 2017 12:02 am Published by Leave your thoughts ‘The Professor, the Bikini Model and the Suitcase Full of Trouble’ ran the headline in The New York Times in 2013, above an article about an Oxford professor of particle...