Saturday, April 17, 2010

Cornelis Verhoeven interview on Belgium TV

An interview from 1981 about Seneca. The bit with dad starts after 5 minutes.

The backstory to this interview is that in the early 80's, my father was going through a rough period in his life. He was getting divorced and found himself without ideas to write about. He later said that not having any ideas yourself is no excuse to close yourself off from the ideas of others, which is one of the reasons why he started translating -mainly Seneca. These translations are probably the reason why he was invited to talk about Seneca.

1 comment:

Rik said...

Remarkable video. It's so different from today, where the watcher is bombarded with different images. It's also more in to depth, compared with the recent documentary's I have seen on philosophy.

Thanks for posting it!