What in the name of Zeus’ beard does Michelangelo have to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society?
Everything, in a way.
This is how Michelangelo and you—and The New Cavalier Reading Society—shall come to know one another:
—
In week 10 of the first semester you’ll read a passage from renowned art historian Kenneth Clarke arguing that Michelangelo was the most heroic of all the Renaissance artists.
This is AFTER (of course) reading some writing advice from Nabokov and discussing Verdi’s naiveté and memorising the inscription from Donatello’s statue of Judith but it’s BEFORE reading Chateaubriand’s epitaph on the ancien regime and digesting all the best bits from Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage — a young poet’s reflections while travelling through Europe.
—
THEN in week 1 of the second semester, you’ll actually OWN this part of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, as it features on page 13 of Volume 2 of your text book—which you get for free—right beside a quotation from Ruskin: ‘No man ever despised colour who could produce it.’
—
We have a French explorer’s assertion that Angkor Wat MUST have been erected by some ancient Eastern Michelangelo, and we have an assertion that Michelangelo’s greatness rose out of his connection with “that ancient religious root, in which to abide was life, from which to be severed was annihilation.”
And at last, in week 9 of Semester 2 we find out that Michelangelo took revenge on the Papal official who most vehemently opposed his Last Judgment by painting that man onto the wall of the Sistine Chapel with his doodle in a snake’s mouth. —
THAT, is what Michelangelo has to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society.
See? A very great deal.
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society is 2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done (or painted)—with a novelist as your tutor.
—
Enrolment opens this week.
Let’s renaissance the f*£&ing Renaissance!
—
Head to joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more info!
—
#newcavalierreadingsociety
#michelangelo
#artstagram Instagram Photos | videos | post

What in the name of Zeus’ beard does Michelangelo have to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society? Everything, in a way. This is how Michelangelo and you—and The New Cavalier Reading Society—shall come to know one another: — In week 10 of the first semester you’ll read a passage from renowned art historian Kenneth Clarke arguing that Michelangelo was the most heroic of all the Renaissance artists. This is AFTER (of course) reading some writing advice from Nabokov and discussing Verdi’s naiveté and memorising the inscription from Donatello’s statue of Judith but it’s BEFORE reading Chateaubriand’s epitaph on the ancien regime and digesting all the best bits from Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage — a young poet’s reflections while travelling through Europe. — THEN in week 1 of the second semester, you’ll actually OWN this part of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, as it features on page 13 of Volume 2 of your text book—which you get for free—right beside a quotation from Ruskin: ‘No man ever despised colour who could produce it.’ — We have a French explorer’s assertion that Angkor Wat MUST have been erected by some ancient Eastern Michelangelo, and we have an assertion that Michelangelo’s greatness rose out of his connection with “that ancient religious root, in which to abide was life, from which to be severed was annihilation.” And at last, in week 9 of Semester 2 we find out that Michelangelo took revenge on the Papal official who most vehemently opposed his Last Judgment by painting that man onto the wall of the Sistine Chapel with his doodle in a snake’s mouth. — THAT, is what Michelangelo has to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society. See? A very great deal. — The New Cavalier Reading Society is 2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done (or painted)—with a novelist as your tutor. — Enrolment opens this week. Let’s renaissance the f*£&ing Renaissance! — Head to joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more info! —

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September
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📚EVELYN WAUGH
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Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires

September --- 📚EVELYN WAUGH --- Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires "Decline and Fall" (1928) and "A Handful of Dust" (1934), the novel "Brideshead Revisited" (1945) and the Second World War trilogy "Sword of Honour" (1952–61). Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century. ---

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Hello Brideshead #castlehoward #evelynwaugh #statelyhome Instagram Photos | videos | post

Hello Brideshead

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140 | TP
*Creases
*Name on back of front cover
*Slightly tanned pages

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140 | TP *Creases *Name on back of front cover *Slightly tanned pages

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The New Cavalier Reading Society starts next week!
—
500 authors on 450 subjects.
3000 years of civilization, East and West.
2 semesters of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, philosophy, and history.
The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it.
—
I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now.
I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels.
And now the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book—both the roots and the flowers of that labour—are to be your text book.
—
2 semesters with a novelist as your tutor.
—
Each week you’ll read the best bits from Dante, Byron, Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, T.S. Eliot, Emerson, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Swift, Milton, Baudelaire, Michelangelo, Plutarch, Gibbon, Nietzsche, the Psalms and the Proverbs—and 500 others.
Then we’ll hold a live Reading Society discussion and talk about everything we’ve learnt, and more!
—
Enrolments open next week.
Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance!
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society.
•only•the•wise•person•is•free•
—
Head to
👉🏻joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more details!
—
#newcavalierreadingsociety
#letsrenaissancetherenaissance
#cicero Instagram Photos | videos | post

The New Cavalier Reading Society starts next week! — 500 authors on 450 subjects. 3000 years of civilization, East and West. 2 semesters of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, philosophy, and history. The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it. — I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now. I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels. And now the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book—both the roots and the flowers of that labour—are to be your text book. — 2 semesters with a novelist as your tutor. — Each week you’ll read the best bits from Dante, Byron, Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, T.S. Eliot, Emerson, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Swift, Milton, Baudelaire, Michelangelo, Plutarch, Gibbon, Nietzsche, the Psalms and the Proverbs—and 500 others. Then we’ll hold a live Reading Society discussion and talk about everything we’ve learnt, and more! — Enrolments open next week. Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance! — The New Cavalier Reading Society. •only•the•wise•person•is•free• — Head to 👉🏻joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more details! —

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I've always been curious about this title.  I'm 100 pages in, so far I am enjoying it, but it is slow moving at first.  Fortunately, it was the only book I had on me during my flight so I gave it a crack. 
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I've always been curious about this title. I'm 100 pages in, so far I am enjoying it, but it is slow moving at first. Fortunately, it was the only book I had on me during my flight so I gave it a crack.

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What's The New Cavalier Reading Society all about?
It is ABOUT — everything that makes life worth living.
Art, History, Beauty, Painting, Love, Progress, Poetry, Religion, Striving, Travel, Truth, Venice, Work, and Writing, and Failure and Success.
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it.
2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said or done—with me as your tutor, and my Commonplace Book as your text book.
—
The 2 volumes of my Commonplace Book are ONLY available to members of The New Cavalier Reading Society, AND, you get them for free.
(Along with your own blank reading society notebook for the taking down of your own ingeniousnesses.)
—
I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now.
I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels.
The 600 pages of my Commonplace Book are both the roots and the flowers of that labour.
—
What IS The New Cavalier Reading Society?
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society IS the best that has ever been written, said or done.
500 authors on 450 subjects.
3000 years of civilization, East and West.
600 pages of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, history.
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society IS culture.
—
2 semesters with me as your tutor.
Weekly live discussions with writing prompts and questions to enlarge and ennoble your mind.
—
Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance.
—
Enrolments open next week.
—
joshvahvmphreys.com
#newcavalierreadingsociety
#letsrenaissancetherenaissance Instagram Photos | videos | post

What's The New Cavalier Reading Society all about? It is ABOUT — everything that makes life worth living. Art, History, Beauty, Painting, Love, Progress, Poetry, Religion, Striving, Travel, Truth, Venice, Work, and Writing, and Failure and Success. — The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it. 2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said or done—with me as your tutor, and my Commonplace Book as your text book. — The 2 volumes of my Commonplace Book are ONLY available to members of The New Cavalier Reading Society, AND, you get them for free. (Along with your own blank reading society notebook for the taking down of your own ingeniousnesses.) — I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now. I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels. The 600 pages of my Commonplace Book are both the roots and the flowers of that labour. — What IS The New Cavalier Reading Society? —
The New Cavalier Reading Society IS the best that has ever been written, said or done. 500 authors on 450 subjects. 3000 years of civilization, East and West. 600 pages of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, history. — The New Cavalier Reading Society IS culture. — 2 semesters with me as your tutor. Weekly live discussions with writing prompts and questions to enlarge and ennoble your mind. — Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance. — Enrolments open next week. — joshvahvmphreys.com

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A still from the 1981 BBC mini-series,

A still from the 1981 BBC mini-series, "Brideshead Revisited," based on the book by Evelyn Waugh. --- September --- 📚EVELYN WAUGH --- Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires "Decline and Fall" (1928) and "A Handful of Dust" (1934), the novel "Brideshead Revisited" (1945) and the Second World War trilogy "Sword of Honour" (1952–61). Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century. ---

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Een handvol stof - Evelyn Waugh. Brilliant. Met voorwoord van Bas Heijne. Instagram Photos | videos | post

Een handvol stof - Evelyn Waugh. Brilliant. Met voorwoord van Bas Heijne.

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A Classic...#bridesheadrevisited #evelynwaugh #bookofthemonth Instagram Photos | videos | post

A Classic...

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The sneakiest peek at an upcoming literary dinner party based on Evelyn Waugh’s masterpeice Brideshead Revisited! It was our ‘banned books’ book club’s pick for September, and we can’t wait for you to see the whole dinner party 😊 Are any of you in IRL book clubs? What’s the best thing about them for you? #theardentbiblioreads Instagram Photos | videos | post

The sneakiest peek at an upcoming literary dinner party based on Evelyn Waugh’s masterpeice Brideshead Revisited! It was our ‘banned books’ book club’s pick for September, and we can’t wait for you to see the whole dinner party 😊 Are any of you in IRL book clubs? What’s the best thing about them for you?

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"Незабвенная" Ивлин Во 1947год 4/5⭐ - "хорошо" 🐕🐈🏚🏺😌 ————————————————— Третье прочитанное мною произведение автора. Перед нами сотрудники ритуальных услуг. Главный герой работает в фирме, занимающейся похоронами животных, а главная героиня так называемая "косметичка" в человеческой похоронной фирме. И это, согласитесь, уже придает повести некую пикантность. Похоронная фирма "Шелестящий дол" специализируется не просто на погребении людей, это прям офис со своей культурой и эстетикой. Здесь вашему покойнику("незабвенному") придадут то выражение лица какое вы захотите и накрасят и напудрят и сделают краше, чем при жизни. Несколько залов, гробов, способов захоронения. А консультация родственников "незабвенных" круче, чем на приеме у психолога. Помимо готичного бизнеса, автор демонстрирует нам очередной любовный треугольник: главная героиня мечется между маменькиным сынком и ленивым поэтом. В повести много черного юмора и сатиры на американский образ жизни. Вот за счет этого черного юморка, мне произведение и понравилось. Но вещь специфичная конечно. ————————————————— А еще понравилась следующая цитата: ✔"...люди тратят такие деньги на [похороны] всяких родственников, которых они ненавидели всю жизнь, а зверюшек, которые их любили и были им верны, и никогда не задавали никаких вопросов, и ни на что не жаловались — в роскоши или в бедности, в радости или в горе, — зверюшек они торопятся зарыть, как будто это просто какая-нибудь скотина."

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400 authors IN ONE BOOK?
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THESE are the writers, poets, playwrights, painters, prophets, saints, soldiers, and singers, the philosophers, historians, and comedians that YOU are going to read in the second semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society. 
All 382 of them.
—
Over 6 years of constant reading I’ve recorded and compiled the best excerpts and quotations from the greatest and wittiest works of 3000 years of world culture.
Some writers appear more than others—they are my biggest influences, and are certainly the writers and philosophers and poets whose minds and work I can teach you with the most depth.
—
Ruskin, Waugh, Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Byron, and the books of Psalms and Proverbs make the most frequent appearances in Volume II.
And these, along with the 370 other authors are the exuberant thinkers who you’re going to be reading in a single three-month semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society.
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it.
And after being myself immersed in this world of history, literature, philosophy and art for 9 years I’m now passing everything I’ve learned from them—including how to write 3 novels—on to you!
—
Two semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done, members of The New Cavalier Reading Society get the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book for free, as well as their very own New Cavalier Reading Society notebook.
— 
AND for two semesters you’ll have a novelist as your tutor.
With 2 live video tutorials per week, where we discuss with other culturally-minded individuals all that we’ve learnt, and more.
—
Enrolments open next week.
Head to
👉🏻joshvhvmphreys.com to sign up for notifications now!
—
#newcavalierreadingsociety
#letsrenaissancetherenaissance Instagram Photos | videos | post

400 authors IN ONE BOOK? — THESE are the writers, poets, playwrights, painters, prophets, saints, soldiers, and singers, the philosophers, historians, and comedians that YOU are going to read in the second semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society. All 382 of them. — Over 6 years of constant reading I’ve recorded and compiled the best excerpts and quotations from the greatest and wittiest works of 3000 years of world culture. Some writers appear more than others—they are my biggest influences, and are certainly the writers and philosophers and poets whose minds and work I can teach you with the most depth. — Ruskin, Waugh, Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Byron, and the books of Psalms and Proverbs make the most frequent appearances in Volume II. And these, along with the 370 other authors are the exuberant thinkers who you’re going to be reading in a single three-month semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society. — The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it. And after being myself immersed in this world of history, literature, philosophy and art for 9 years I’m now passing everything I’ve learned from them—including how to write 3 novels—on to you! — Two semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done, members of The New Cavalier Reading Society get the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book for free, as well as their very own New Cavalier Reading Society notebook. — AND for two semesters you’ll have a novelist as your tutor. With 2 live video tutorials per week, where we discuss with other culturally-minded individuals all that we’ve learnt, and more. — Enrolments open next week. Head to 👉🏻joshvhvmphreys.com to sign up for notifications now! —

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What in the name of Zeus’ beard does Michelangelo have to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society?
Everything, in a way.
This is how Michelangelo and you—and The New Cavalier Reading Society—shall come to know one another:
—
In week 10 of the first semester you’ll read a passage from renowned art historian Kenneth Clarke arguing that Michelangelo was the most heroic of all the Renaissance artists.
This is AFTER (of course) reading some writing advice from Nabokov and discussing Verdi’s naiveté and memorising the inscription from Donatello’s statue of Judith but it’s BEFORE reading Chateaubriand’s epitaph on the ancien regime and digesting all the best bits from Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage — a young poet’s reflections while travelling through Europe.
—
THEN in week 1 of the second semester, you’ll actually OWN this part of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, as it features on page 13 of Volume 2 of your text book—which you get for free—right beside a quotation from Ruskin: ‘No man ever despised colour who could produce it.’
—
We have a French explorer’s assertion that Angkor Wat MUST have been erected by some ancient Eastern Michelangelo, and we have an assertion that Michelangelo’s greatness rose out of his connection with “that ancient religious root, in which to abide was life, from which to be severed was annihilation.”
And at last, in week 9 of Semester 2 we find out that Michelangelo took revenge on the Papal official who most vehemently opposed his Last Judgment by painting that man onto the wall of the Sistine Chapel with his doodle in a snake’s mouth. —
THAT, is what Michelangelo has to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society.
See? A very great deal.
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society is 2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done (or painted)—with a novelist as your tutor.
—
Enrolment opens this week.
Let’s renaissance the f*£&ing Renaissance!
—
Head to joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more info!
—
#newcavalierreadingsociety
#michelangelo
#artstagram Instagram Photos | videos | post

What in the name of Zeus’ beard does Michelangelo have to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society? Everything, in a way. This is how Michelangelo and you—and The New Cavalier Reading Society—shall come to know one another: — In week 10 of the first semester you’ll read a passage from renowned art historian Kenneth Clarke arguing that Michelangelo was the most heroic of all the Renaissance artists. This is AFTER (of course) reading some writing advice from Nabokov and discussing Verdi’s naiveté and memorising the inscription from Donatello’s statue of Judith but it’s BEFORE reading Chateaubriand’s epitaph on the ancien regime and digesting all the best bits from Byron’s Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage — a young poet’s reflections while travelling through Europe. — THEN in week 1 of the second semester, you’ll actually OWN this part of Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, as it features on page 13 of Volume 2 of your text book—which you get for free—right beside a quotation from Ruskin: ‘No man ever despised colour who could produce it.’ — We have a French explorer’s assertion that Angkor Wat MUST have been erected by some ancient Eastern Michelangelo, and we have an assertion that Michelangelo’s greatness rose out of his connection with “that ancient religious root, in which to abide was life, from which to be severed was annihilation.” And at last, in week 9 of Semester 2 we find out that Michelangelo took revenge on the Papal official who most vehemently opposed his Last Judgment by painting that man onto the wall of the Sistine Chapel with his doodle in a snake’s mouth. — THAT, is what Michelangelo has to do with The New Cavalier Reading Society. See? A very great deal. — The New Cavalier Reading Society is 2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done (or painted)—with a novelist as your tutor. — Enrolment opens this week. Let’s renaissance the f*£&ing Renaissance! — Head to joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more info! —

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September
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📚EVELYN WAUGH
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Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires

September --- 📚EVELYN WAUGH --- Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires "Decline and Fall" (1928) and "A Handful of Dust" (1934), the novel "Brideshead Revisited" (1945) and the Second World War trilogy "Sword of Honour" (1952–61). Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century. ---

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Hello Brideshead #castlehoward #evelynwaugh #statelyhome Instagram Photos | videos | post

Hello Brideshead

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140 | TP
*Creases
*Name on back of front cover
*Slightly tanned pages

#usedbooksPH #prelovedbooksPH #blinddatewithabookPH #brandnewbooksPH #EvelynWaugh #BridesheadRevisited Instagram Photos | videos | post

140 | TP *Creases *Name on back of front cover *Slightly tanned pages

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The New Cavalier Reading Society starts next week!
—
500 authors on 450 subjects.
3000 years of civilization, East and West.
2 semesters of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, philosophy, and history.
The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it.
—
I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now.
I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels.
And now the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book—both the roots and the flowers of that labour—are to be your text book.
—
2 semesters with a novelist as your tutor.
—
Each week you’ll read the best bits from Dante, Byron, Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, T.S. Eliot, Emerson, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Swift, Milton, Baudelaire, Michelangelo, Plutarch, Gibbon, Nietzsche, the Psalms and the Proverbs—and 500 others.
Then we’ll hold a live Reading Society discussion and talk about everything we’ve learnt, and more!
—
Enrolments open next week.
Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance!
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society.
•only•the•wise•person•is•free•
—
Head to
👉🏻joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more details!
—
#newcavalierreadingsociety
#letsrenaissancetherenaissance
#cicero Instagram Photos | videos | post

The New Cavalier Reading Society starts next week! — 500 authors on 450 subjects. 3000 years of civilization, East and West. 2 semesters of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, philosophy, and history. The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it. — I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now. I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels. And now the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book—both the roots and the flowers of that labour—are to be your text book. — 2 semesters with a novelist as your tutor. — Each week you’ll read the best bits from Dante, Byron, Shakespeare, Homer, Virgil, T.S. Eliot, Emerson, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Swift, Milton, Baudelaire, Michelangelo, Plutarch, Gibbon, Nietzsche, the Psalms and the Proverbs—and 500 others. Then we’ll hold a live Reading Society discussion and talk about everything we’ve learnt, and more! — Enrolments open next week. Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance! — The New Cavalier Reading Society. •only•the•wise•person•is•free• — Head to 👉🏻joshvahvmphreys.com to sign up for more details! —

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I've always been curious about this title.  I'm 100 pages in, so far I am enjoying it, but it is slow moving at first.  Fortunately, it was the only book I had on me during my flight so I gave it a crack. 
#bookstagram #currentlyreading #currentread #inflightreading #latergram #bridesheadrevisited #evelynwaugh Instagram Photos | videos | post

I've always been curious about this title. I'm 100 pages in, so far I am enjoying it, but it is slow moving at first. Fortunately, it was the only book I had on me during my flight so I gave it a crack.

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What's The New Cavalier Reading Society all about?
It is ABOUT — everything that makes life worth living.
Art, History, Beauty, Painting, Love, Progress, Poetry, Religion, Striving, Travel, Truth, Venice, Work, and Writing, and Failure and Success.
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it.
2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said or done—with me as your tutor, and my Commonplace Book as your text book.
—
The 2 volumes of my Commonplace Book are ONLY available to members of The New Cavalier Reading Society, AND, you get them for free.
(Along with your own blank reading society notebook for the taking down of your own ingeniousnesses.)
—
I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now.
I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels.
The 600 pages of my Commonplace Book are both the roots and the flowers of that labour.
—
What IS The New Cavalier Reading Society?
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society IS the best that has ever been written, said or done.
500 authors on 450 subjects.
3000 years of civilization, East and West.
600 pages of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, history.
—
The New Cavalier Reading Society IS culture.
—
2 semesters with me as your tutor.
Weekly live discussions with writing prompts and questions to enlarge and ennoble your mind.
—
Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance.
—
Enrolments open next week.
—
joshvahvmphreys.com
#newcavalierreadingsociety
#letsrenaissancetherenaissance Instagram Photos | videos | post

What's The New Cavalier Reading Society all about? It is ABOUT — everything that makes life worth living. Art, History, Beauty, Painting, Love, Progress, Poetry, Religion, Striving, Travel, Truth, Venice, Work, and Writing, and Failure and Success. — The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it. 2 semesters of the best that has ever been written, said or done—with me as your tutor, and my Commonplace Book as your text book. — The 2 volumes of my Commonplace Book are ONLY available to members of The New Cavalier Reading Society, AND, you get them for free. (Along with your own blank reading society notebook for the taking down of your own ingeniousnesses.) — I’ve been immersed in the world of history, art, and literature for 9 years now. I have a history degree. I work as a cultural historian and art guide in Venice. And I’ve written 3 novels. The 600 pages of my Commonplace Book are both the roots and the flowers of that labour. — What IS The New Cavalier Reading Society? —
The New Cavalier Reading Society IS the best that has ever been written, said or done. 500 authors on 450 subjects. 3000 years of civilization, East and West. 600 pages of art, beauty, nobility, comedy, poetry, history. — The New Cavalier Reading Society IS culture. — 2 semesters with me as your tutor. Weekly live discussions with writing prompts and questions to enlarge and ennoble your mind. — Let’s renaissance the f*%£ing Renaissance. — Enrolments open next week. — joshvahvmphreys.com

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A still from the 1981 BBC mini-series,

A still from the 1981 BBC mini-series, "Brideshead Revisited," based on the book by Evelyn Waugh. --- September --- 📚EVELYN WAUGH --- Evelyn Waugh (1903-1966) was an English writer of novels, biographies and travel books. He was also a prolific journalist and reviewer of books. His most famous works include the early satires "Decline and Fall" (1928) and "A Handful of Dust" (1934), the novel "Brideshead Revisited" (1945) and the Second World War trilogy "Sword of Honour" (1952–61). Waugh is recognised as one of the great prose stylists of the English language in the 20th century. ---

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Een handvol stof - Evelyn Waugh. Brilliant. Met voorwoord van Bas Heijne. Instagram Photos | videos | post

Een handvol stof - Evelyn Waugh. Brilliant. Met voorwoord van Bas Heijne.

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A Classic...#bridesheadrevisited #evelynwaugh #bookofthemonth Instagram Photos | videos | post

A Classic...

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The sneakiest peek at an upcoming literary dinner party based on Evelyn Waugh’s masterpeice Brideshead Revisited! It was our ‘banned books’ book club’s pick for September, and we can’t wait for you to see the whole dinner party 😊 Are any of you in IRL book clubs? What’s the best thing about them for you? #theardentbiblioreads Instagram Photos | videos | post

The sneakiest peek at an upcoming literary dinner party based on Evelyn Waugh’s masterpeice Brideshead Revisited! It was our ‘banned books’ book club’s pick for September, and we can’t wait for you to see the whole dinner party 😊 Are any of you in IRL book clubs? What’s the best thing about them for you?

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"Незабвенная" Ивлин Во 1947год 4/5⭐ - "хорошо" 🐕🐈🏚🏺😌 ————————————————— Третье прочитанное мною произведение автора. Перед нами сотрудники ритуальных услуг. Главный герой работает в фирме, занимающейся похоронами животных, а главная героиня так называемая "косметичка" в человеческой похоронной фирме. И это, согласитесь, уже придает повести некую пикантность. Похоронная фирма "Шелестящий дол" специализируется не просто на погребении людей, это прям офис со своей культурой и эстетикой. Здесь вашему покойнику("незабвенному") придадут то выражение лица какое вы захотите и накрасят и напудрят и сделают краше, чем при жизни. Несколько залов, гробов, способов захоронения. А консультация родственников "незабвенных" круче, чем на приеме у психолога. Помимо готичного бизнеса, автор демонстрирует нам очередной любовный треугольник: главная героиня мечется между маменькиным сынком и ленивым поэтом. В повести много черного юмора и сатиры на американский образ жизни. Вот за счет этого черного юморка, мне произведение и понравилось. Но вещь специфичная конечно. ————————————————— А еще понравилась следующая цитата: ✔"...люди тратят такие деньги на [похороны] всяких родственников, которых они ненавидели всю жизнь, а зверюшек, которые их любили и были им верны, и никогда не задавали никаких вопросов, и ни на что не жаловались — в роскоши или в бедности, в радости или в горе, — зверюшек они торопятся зарыть, как будто это просто какая-нибудь скотина."

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400 authors IN ONE BOOK?
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THESE are the writers, poets, playwrights, painters, prophets, saints, soldiers, and singers, the philosophers, historians, and comedians that YOU are going to read in the second semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society. 
All 382 of them.
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Over 6 years of constant reading I’ve recorded and compiled the best excerpts and quotations from the greatest and wittiest works of 3000 years of world culture.
Some writers appear more than others—they are my biggest influences, and are certainly the writers and philosophers and poets whose minds and work I can teach you with the most depth.
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Ruskin, Waugh, Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Byron, and the books of Psalms and Proverbs make the most frequent appearances in Volume II.
And these, along with the 370 other authors are the exuberant thinkers who you’re going to be reading in a single three-month semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society.
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The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it.
And after being myself immersed in this world of history, literature, philosophy and art for 9 years I’m now passing everything I’ve learned from them—including how to write 3 novels—on to you!
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Two semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done, members of The New Cavalier Reading Society get the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book for free, as well as their very own New Cavalier Reading Society notebook.
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AND for two semesters you’ll have a novelist as your tutor.
With 2 live video tutorials per week, where we discuss with other culturally-minded individuals all that we’ve learnt, and more.
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Enrolments open next week.
Head to
👉🏻joshvhvmphreys.com to sign up for notifications now!
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#newcavalierreadingsociety
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400 authors IN ONE BOOK? — THESE are the writers, poets, playwrights, painters, prophets, saints, soldiers, and singers, the philosophers, historians, and comedians that YOU are going to read in the second semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society. All 382 of them. — Over 6 years of constant reading I’ve recorded and compiled the best excerpts and quotations from the greatest and wittiest works of 3000 years of world culture. Some writers appear more than others—they are my biggest influences, and are certainly the writers and philosophers and poets whose minds and work I can teach you with the most depth. — Ruskin, Waugh, Nietzsche, Shakespeare, Byron, and the books of Psalms and Proverbs make the most frequent appearances in Volume II. And these, along with the 370 other authors are the exuberant thinkers who you’re going to be reading in a single three-month semester of The New Cavalier Reading Society. — The New Cavalier Reading Society is what culture was like before the professors got to it. And after being myself immersed in this world of history, literature, philosophy and art for 9 years I’m now passing everything I’ve learned from them—including how to write 3 novels—on to you! — Two semesters of the best that has ever been written, said, or done, members of The New Cavalier Reading Society get the 600 pages of my Commonplace Book for free, as well as their very own New Cavalier Reading Society notebook. — AND for two semesters you’ll have a novelist as your tutor. With 2 live video tutorials per week, where we discuss with other culturally-minded individuals all that we’ve learnt, and more. — Enrolments open next week. Head to 👉🏻joshvhvmphreys.com to sign up for notifications now! —

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