This weekend Chicago will host the annual convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA). This year’s gathering will attract more
Romantic poets “admired the poetry of previous generations, very rightly, for the taste it left in the head, and, failing
“Secondly, and more seriously, it has been deduced from this belief that you are liable to destroy the poem if
“The price a world language must be prepared to pay is submission to many different kinds of use.” Chinua Achebe.
“Profundity must be concealed. Where? On the surface.” Hugo von Hofmannsthal. Hugo von Hofmannsthal (1874-1929), an Austrian modernist writer, is
“You after all then now don’t?” Henry James (The Sacred Fount). Henry James (1843-1916) is notorious for writing things like