unfinished dissertation


An Unfinished Dissertation

a: Unfinished dissertation ~
b: the wound of Philoctetes

What: "They stay because the unfinished dissertation is like the wound of Philoctetes in Greek mythology, a festering sore that never goes away. No mere albatross, it stigmatizes its owner in ways that usually leave permanent scars. Philoctetes himself was ostracized, and he became a suffering hero of tragic theater."

Writer: Leonard Cassuto
Date: Jul 31 2011 12:14 PM

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