John Guillory is worried about the “professional deformation” of literary scholars. Can they transcend their training?... more... more
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John Guillory is worried about the “professional deformation” of literary scholars. Can they transcend their training?... more... more ..read more
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As a critic, Richard Gilman was ferociously precise. As a teacher, he was agitating and inspiring. As a father, he was... complicated
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As a critic, Richard Gilman was ferociously precise. As a teacher, he was agitating and inspiring. As a father, he was... complicated ..read more
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We take “getting lost in a book” to be a good thing. For Petrarch, the voracious reader was an intellectually malnourished, overstimulated junkie
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We take “getting lost in a book” to be a good thing. For Petrarch, the voracious reader was an intellectually malnourished, overstimulated junkie ..read more
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Thelonious Monk put a lasting stamp on pianism. But his compositions and creativity are overshadowed by his public image as a weirdo
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Thelonious Monk put a lasting stamp on pianism. But his compositions and creativity are overshadowed by his public image as a weirdo ..read more
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The story of Joshua Katz isn’t really about him — it is about us, our cynicism, and our politicization of everything. Celeste Marcus explains
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The story of Joshua Katz isn’t really about him — it is about us, our cynicism, and our politicization of everything. Celeste Marcus explains ..read more
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“The miniaturist of modernism.” Short of breath and short of time, Katherine Mansfield wrote in response to her own brevity
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“The miniaturist of modernism.” Short of breath and short of time, Katherine Mansfield wrote in response to her own brevity ..read more
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"There are two ways to write didactic fiction: with a straight face or playing it for laughs. Rushdie has always gone for the laughs"
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"There are two ways to write didactic fiction: with a straight face or playing it for laughs. Rushdie has always gone for the laughs ..read more
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The real controversy behind the film The Woman King? The poor state of our knowledge of African history
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The real controversy behind the film The Woman King? The poor state of our knowledge of African history ..read more
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The “Outrider” tradition of peripatetic experimental artists extends from Allen Ginsberg to Amiri Baraka to the poet Anne Waldman
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The “Outrider” tradition of peripatetic experimental artists extends from Allen Ginsberg to Amiri Baraka to the poet Anne Waldman ..read more
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How does the Philippines — a nation with at least 150 languages — read José Rizal, the national poet and novelist? In English
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How does the Philippines — a nation with at least 150 languages — read José Rizal, the national poet and novelist? In English ..read more
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