Monday, October 27, 2008

Paradise Lost and Regained

A little Milton and a little politics. Good for me, because I like my poetry and politics to mix.

Read it here.


  1. I thought Fish's column was great, too! I've been passing it around to my friends. He was a Renaissance scholar before he decided to get a law degree, and I really liked his scholarly work: he and his wife developed theories of reading based on reader response balanced against authorial intent. His theoretical statement on reading, as follows, is one of my favorite things: "Literature is a kinetic art, but the physical form it assumes prevents us from seeing its essential nature, even though we so experience it."

  2. I was at Carolina when Fish was at Duke (is he still there?)and remember his early "controversies."



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