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    Can anybody explain to me what exactly the author means by after-days?

    In these after-days, when all things are touched with insoluble doubt, I am not sure of the purpose that had taken us into that little-visited land, I recall, however, that we had found explicit mention, in a volume of which we possessed the one existing copy, of certain vast primordial ruins lying amid the bare plateaus and stark pinnacles of the region.

    C.A.Smith, The Primal City, 1934

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    Re: After-days

    The time after the events described.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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    Re: After-days

    The author may be using after-days to refer to the era in which he was writing, presenting it as somehow a time of fading or decline from previous glories.
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