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Literature as Authority

Teaching / Scholarship / Literature / Bible / Illiterate Authority 2017 03 19 Just watching a doc on a temple-roof full of MSs of the Koran: early texts. Muslims say that Allah dictated the Koran to Mohammed; Christians say that … Continue reading

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Beowulf Academy

/ Literature / I rented the DVD Beowulf & Grendle: realized I’d seen it before, for forgotten it toally. Then I realized that I’ve seen (and read) a bunch of Beowulf things: some called Beowulf, some not. I want to … Continue reading

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Alien Ruth

/ K. Symbols / Bible, etc. What’s so moving about the story of Ruth? Is it the King James diction? That’s half-English, half-alien. Is it Keats? That’s pure English, deep English, ancient, native: like the original human language. Ruth to … Continue reading

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Easter Robe

/ Scholarship / Literature / 2016 03 15 Easter coming up fast, I’m watching The Robe. The Robe, Burton, slave auction thanx silverscreeningroom The book, by Lloyd C. Douglas, was published in 1942, the movie, with Richard Burton, was released … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of Secular Blasphemy?

/ Literature / Absurdism Last evening Jan and I watched Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, the movie, 1966: with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor: after the play by Edward Albee. When I asked if she wanted to see it she … Continue reading

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Literature Scrapbook

/ Favorites / Art / Literature / There’s more than one lit section at K.: I’ll scribble here, then may perhaps promote material to independent post in / Literature / Middlemarch Slow down, take your time. Read and reread. Here … Continue reading

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Family Read-Aloud

Chat / Favorites / Art / Literature / Family Read-Aloud / Introduction Jan and me watching movies together has been a common feature of my movie comments for a half-dozen years. We’ve been reading aloud to each other for the … Continue reading

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