Monthly Archive: October, 2007

The Haunting Wordsworth: Romantic Poets and Monkeys With Typewriters

(x-posted to The Valve) (UPDATED: I recommend the full text of Ray Davis’s post on the matter, available here.) You might go on extending the list of explanations indefinitely, but you would find,… Continue reading

Cormac McCarthy: “God Is A Little Boy, And Also Trout”

(x-posted to The Valve) I’ve just finished reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, which set everyone’s hair on fire. As an example of style, it works; the book is criss-crossed by references to ash… Continue reading

The University and the Specter of Horowitz

(x-posted to The Valve) They say in Harlan County There are no neutrals there You’ll either be a union man Or a thug for J. H. Blair -Florence Reese (lyrics), “Which Side Are… Continue reading

I Can’t Believe I Just Watched Knocked Up

There are, I feel, many unanswered questions about how I could write that whole endless post about, among other things, Superbad, and then go into radio silence for several weeks as the quarter… Continue reading