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How Perfect Obedience Destroys: Reflections on Falstaff, the Beats, and others

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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No system can endure perfection.

The Domestication of the Saints

by Stewart K. Lundy Poetry and Poetics
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The “gate keepers” of religion and of poetry are one and the same.

An Asshole in the Service of Heaven

by Joe Weil Aesthetics
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My aesthetic test for music when I was 13 still applied: if I play a song one hundred times in a row, and, on the last playing, it still has an effect, then it is part of my synaptic hit parade, and can never be vanquished.

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Holy Saturday: The Poetry of Doubt

by Adam Fitzgerald The Other

A voice that cries, “The tomb in Palestine
Is not the porch of spirits lingering.
It is the grave of Jesus, where he lay.”
—Wallace Stevens, ‘Sunday Morning’