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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

    Thanks a lot.
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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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