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Visual Arts






The Green Thought: The Suicide of Honor in Seneca, Shakespeare and Mishima by Paul D. Green - Click Here

It is a common misconception that classical antiquity approved of and defended all forms of suicide.  More accurately, Greek and Roman civilization is characterized by what French suicidologist Albert Bayet has called the “morale nuancée,” the nuanced or complex morality, which neither wholly condemns nor wholly condones suicide, but judges each case on its own merits and shows a high degree of sympathy and tolerance. 

Banking on Mercy by Ann Sitarz - Click Here

Of all the things I could ever do for the world, could I ever be able to atone for the lonesome death of my father?

Stories Well Told by Chris Nickson - Click Here

Per Contra European Correspondent Chris Nickson covers storytelling, from his usual front row perspective at an unusual gathering of those who still remember.

Four Hundred Years Young by Larry Silver - Click Here

Fallout from this Rembrandt year will doubtless continue to shape scholarship on the artist for years to come, like the data transmitted back from interplanetary satellites.  Their very diversity is testimony to the lively state of Rembrandt studies and ultimately to the endless fascination generated by his art.

Per Contra Non-Fiction - Fall 2006