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Afterwords: Moving Letters of Condolence on Virginia Woolf’s Death
Afterwords: Moving Letters of Condolence on Virginia Woolf’s Death

T.S. Eliot, Edith Sitwell, E.M. Foster, Elizabeth Bowen, H.G. Wells, and others grapple with the ineffable.

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The Mortality Paradox
The Mortality Paradox

“Our overblown intellectual faculties seem to be telling us both that we are eternal and that we are not.”

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Stress As Metaphor
Stress As Metaphor

“Stress signified hardship, and endurance was needed to deal with it. Now … we ‘work’ to overcome stress; we don’t suffer it.”

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Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning
Viktor Frankl on the Human Search for Meaning

“Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!”

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Henry Miller on the Mystery of the Universe and the Meaning of Life
Henry Miller on the Mystery of the Universe and the Meaning of Life

“This is the greatest damn thing about the universe. That we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do everything, and we can’t grasp it.”

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How Not To Worry: A 1934 Guide to Mastering Life
How Not To Worry: A 1934 Guide to Mastering Life

“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them.”

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