Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books

Ah, classic literary fiction. It can be so wonderful, but at times dense, leaving us wishing for a guide to lead us through the venerable prose. Enter: Italian artist and writer Francesco D'Isa, who reviews the classics in a candid, tongue-in-cheek (and very short) way. We're happy to bring his column, "Very Short Reviews of Difficult Books," to English language readers! Check back here every Wednesday for three new reviews from Francesco.

Philosophy of Existence by Karl Jaspers.
Jaspers takes seriously the great questions of life, and propose us a very innovative approach to transcendence. Hard to understand and to follow, but interesting.
Plot: How to exist better.
Rating: ●●●●○
Essays by Pavel Florensky.
Mathematician, priest, philosopher, exiled in a Gulag: Florensky's considerations on infinite and god are a huge mess (like his life), but very interesting.
Plot: Any thought touch the infinite knowledge.
Rating: ●●●●○
Orphic myths by various authors.
A secret religion with secret rites that we'll never know. Their ideas and praxis influenced the best philosophers in ancient greeks – it worth the candle to indagate.
Plot: That's a secret.
Rating: ●●●●●

Ready to add some old school titles to your reading list? Check back next week for some more Very Short Reviews of Difficult books, and in the meantime, why not catch up on some lighter fare on our Everything Romance page?