Moving out after a breakup delayed me from posting on time about this biographical history of a famous literary breakup!
A day late and a dollar short with two stories of the rake’s progress.
I suppose by middle age it’s high time I started with Balzac…
On a posthumous novel by the great writer (and overwriter) from North Carolina.
Old poetry is laden with the baggage of centuries of hidden metaphor and archaic references. New poetry is prone to abstraction and whimsical laziness. But poetry deserves our consideration as an art form nonetheless. After all, all the music we love is poetry, and all the fun little things we can do with language are best done in poetic form.
Digby argues that MSNBC’s ratings aren’t down because of quality issues, but rather that a large part of its liberal base is currently alienated and indifferent. Some are defending the humanities against digital aggression,...