Coming In: Edward Lear

Cody Walker
May 12, 2015
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Edward Lear blasted his way into the world on this date in 1812. He was born in Holloway, near Highgate, just before midnight. The twentieth of twenty-one children, the young Edward was near-sighted, asthmatic, and epileptic. His family’s business collapsed…

How the West Inverted its Literary Values

Amit Majmudar
May 7, 2015
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In a true missing-the-forest-for-the-trees phenomenon, modern literary criticism has left unremarked, to my knowledge at least, the totally anomalous body of “great literature” that has come out of Europe and the West in the past three or so centuries. I…

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