Romanticism

Nat King Cole’s Genius

September 5, 2012
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Cole does not get enough credit for his piano playing, but then again, how do you give genius enough credit?

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Garbage Picking in Eliot’s Waste Land, Part 5

June 25, 2012
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“The Waste Land” is most usually and most persuasively read as a satire.

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Primer on Imagery

December 19, 2011
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Before Modernism, most poetry told, with showing as merely a form of decoration. Either that, or poetry sought a synthesis between showing and telling where the showing told and the telling showed.

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The Four Functions and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

April 20, 2011
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As Kafka said: “The crows maintain that a single crow could destroy the heavens; doubtless this is so, but it proves nothing against the heavens, for the heavens signify simply: the impossibility of crows.”

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