Tag: Writers


Five Fascinating Facts about Edmund Burke

The life and work of Edmund Burke, told through five great pieces of trivia 1. Burke anticipated the Romantic movement. In his A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful (1757), Burke introduced the concept of the Sublime, which he defined in opposition to the Beautiful. Whereas […]


Five Fascinating Facts about Blaise Pascal

Fun facts about the life and work of Blaise Pascal, mathematician, philosopher, and writer 1. Pascal’s wager is often proffered as a good rational argument for believing in God – but it has a few major problems. ‘Pascal’s Wager’ stems from Pascal’s interest in probability as well as his philosophical […]


Five Fascinating Facts about Joe Orton

The life, work, and death of Joe Orton, told through five interesting facts 1. Joe Orton and his lover Kenneth Halliwell were both sent to prison in 1962 for defacing library books. They served six-month prison sentences in different prisons for vandalising the books. One of Orton’s illustrations (which adorned […]