Stoicism and literature: A Man in Full, by Tom Wolfe

[image: Tom Wolfe, Wikipedia; this is essay #284 in the “Philosophy as a Way of Life” series]

I discovered Stoicism as recently as 2014. On September 5th, to be precise, because of this tweet. Of course, I had read Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations back in college, and had translated some Seneca from Latin in high school. But somehow I never actually associated either one of them with a sophisticated, coherent philosophy, or even realized that they were talking about the very same approach to…