By refocusing our concept of morality on unforbidden pleasures, Phillips argues, we can drastically alter our lives to be more interesting, and indeed more pleasurable.
“What about the poor Minotaur?” The deformed child, abandoned by his parents, confined in the dark labyrinth, and then killed for being different. Hasn’t he been misunderstood? Doesn’t he deserve our sympathy? Bulgarian author Georgi Gospodinov takes this sympathetic perspective in his autobiographical novel-in-fragments, The Physics of Sorrow.