Art, Oratory, and Obama

I had intended to again critique a book this week, but something else is on my mind, and I beg your indulgence. I have tried from my digital address to present the written word in its many forms as art. But—I have consciously allowed this to seep into my posts these past three years—the spoken […]

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All About Joseph Conrad

As promised, one more from Times Literary Supplement on several new volumes on Joseph Conrad, this review by Michael Gorra. For those teetering at the edge of their Mastercard regarding whether to buy just one of these books, know this: Conrad was born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, in the Ukraine. Despite these beginnings, he was […]

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Coleridge and Goethe

With all the semi-porn flapdoodle involving Jimmy Kimmel, Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, maybe something of a return to class and classics might seem like a breath of fresh air. So before I leave the subject of literary theory (okay, you’re welcome) I thought I’d present a bewitching review of the below referenced book from […]

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