“Lev Shestov: philosopher of the sleepless night” – Matthew BEAUMONT

Staying woke and staying awake Stay woke! What does it mean, politically speaking, to resist the temptation to sleep? To be awake? And to remain awake? The word ‘woke’, used in its colloquial sense as an adjective to signify ‘alert to racial or social discrimination’, was first included in the Oxford English Dictionary in 2017.… Continue lendo “Lev Shestov: philosopher of the sleepless night” – Matthew BEAUMONT

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FALL FROM PARADISE: Story of a Sleepless Man Adrift in the Dark Night of the Soul

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gulQ7MIocU A short illustrated story about the trials and tribulations of a sleepless man fallen from Paradise and into the burden of time. No monetizing or commercial purposes whatsoever. A Le Dilettante / Portal E.M. Cioran Brasil production. For educational purposes only. "I haven't written with my blood, I've written with all the tears I… Continue lendo FALL FROM PARADISE: Story of a Sleepless Man Adrift in the Dark Night of the Soul

“Insomnia – A Cultural History” (Eluned Summers-Bremner)

CONTENTS Sleeplessness in the Ancient World Love, Labour, Anxiety The Sleep of Reason The Night of Empire Cities That Never Sleep Wired INTRODUCTION What is insomnia? Medical practitioners describe it as the habitual inability to fall asleep or remain asleep when one wishes or needs to do so. As such, it would seem to be… Continue lendo “Insomnia – A Cultural History” (Eluned Summers-Bremner)