Notes on Shame

No, not notes on the movie where you get to see Michael Fassbender’s pendulous dong. Sorry to disappoint. What I want to talk about is the feeling and the concept of shame. 1 Like Caliban in Shakespeare’s The Tempest — or if you want a more low brow cultural touchstone, Sloth from The Goonies — shame is this misshapen, […]

The Myth of Tantalus

the gods punished Sisyphus for trying to achieve immortality. his punishment, when he finally did come to the underworld, was to roll a stone up a hill each day, only to have it roll back down once he had got it to the top. he was to repeat this process for all eternity.  Albert Camus […]