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Can Such Things Be

Auhtor: Ambrose Bierce

Language: english

Genres:

short story collection,  fiction and literature
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Review by Michael Gallagher, April 2008


Rating: (***)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Summary of the Book 'Can Such Things Be':

The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life is a 200 page book by A. C. Grayling first published in 2001. Written without footnotes with the intention to popularize philosophical reasoning it consists of short essays on a variety of subjects which although deeply rooted in philosophy are everyday phenomena encountered recognized and understood by everyone.

Excerpts from the Book 'Can Such Things Be':


... for any qualities unfitting a man for the wholesome vocation of politics. In justice to young Halpin it should be said that while in him were pretty ...
... of justice that he involuntarily stopped in the middle of the road, then resumed his walk with abated zeal. Well, he looks it, assented Jaralson. ...
... husband and wife. What followed, I remember indistinctly all was confused and inconsistent-made so, I think, by gleams of consciousness. It was as ...
... an added danger, for I reflected that it would shine out under the door, disclosing my presence to whatever evil thing might lurk outside. You that are ...
... regular lines laid down by the old masters of the art. If that were so I should not have related it, even if it were true. The man was not dead I met ...
... Do you happen to know that Consciousness is the creature of Rhythm.. O bother them both. I replied, rising and laying hold of my overcoat. ...
... with such gallantry as not to attract the attention of his superior officers. The exhilaration of battle was agreeable to him, but the sight of the dead, ...
... a wan and ghastly light upon the wet pavement and the fronts of the houses. A single policeman, with upturned collar, was leaning against a gatepost, ...
... wouldn't have melted in his mouth.. Doubtless Mr. Dunfer honestly intended the look that he fixed upon me to be merely reproachful, but it was ...
... his wife inquired, not very sympathetically. A jug of maple sirup-I brought it along from the store and set it down here to open the door. What ...
... battle and they are moving on Nashville.. Then came a thought of self-an apprehension-a strong sense of personal peril, such as in another we ...
... you would hardly have had the skill to name any single garment that he wore, or say by what magic he kept it upon him. That he was cold all over ...
... his fright was groping his way to a solution of the evening's events. But now another actor appeared upon the scene. Out of the square black hole ...
... and days trying to meet her, and all in vain she was invisible as well as inaudible. I haunted the streets where we had met, but she did not come. ...
... commonplace: they were such persons as one meets and forgets that he met. All were younger than the man described, between whom and the eldest of ...
... be expected to see me, the man replied, civilly, approaching the side of the vehicle and the noise of the creek prevented my hearing you.. I ...
... it at the back and was interested to observe an inner case of ivory, upon which was painted a miniature portrait in that exquisite and delicate manner ...
... about and said:. The book that you have there-I recognize it as Morgan's diary. You seemed greatly interested in it you read in it while I was ...
... INHABITANT OF CARCOSA. For there be divers sorts of death-some wherein the body remaih and in some it vanisheth quite away with the spirit. This ...
... the limbs of Ramon Gallegos and put a handkerchief over his face. Then William Shaw said: 'I should like to look like that-a little while.'. And ...