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A Joyous Fatalism Timothy Siniscalchi

A Joyous Fatalism

Timothy Siniscalchi

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A reader, coming across this book, might reasonably wonder why anyone would publish a book of aphorisms written by a contemporary, unknown author. A related question might be: Why publish a collection of new aphorisms when there are dozens ofMoreA reader, coming across this book, might reasonably wonder why anyone would publish a book of aphorisms written by a contemporary, unknown author. A related question might be: Why publish a collection of new aphorisms when there are dozens of collections of perfectly good older ones?Our answer is that we believe the aphorism--like poetry and the short story--is a valuable literary species that needs to survive. Aphorisms give us different perspectives on age-old ideas. And sometimes those perspectives make the ideas themselves seem new. Without the ongoing publication of new aphorisms by new writers, the species is endangered.That said, we are pleased to introduce you to Timothy Siniscalchi with the 136 aphorisms that we present in this little book.Like the traditional aphorisms, Timothys are subtle and complex. They are rooted in the hundreds of hours that he put into translating the French philosophes--in particular, La Bruyère, Vauvenargues, Chamfort, and Fontenelle.See for yourself how Timothy makes old ideas new... and how those ideas are enhanced by the evocative black and white photography of Gwen Gove.