What Went Wrong With Poetry?
Major Jackson shares his opinions on why poetry is no longer received favourably with mainstream readers:
“Our art should do more than celebrate ourselves in Whitmanian fashion, or sublimely frame our individualism, or camouflage our moral shortcomings and desperate self-regard”.
The Relevance Of Philosopher Heidegger In Today’s World
Samuel Earle examines the reasons behind the resurgence of renowned philosopher Martin Heidegger’s writings:
“The recognition of a spiritual homeland is at the heart of Heidegger’s appeal today….Amid our global crisis of belonging, Heidegger’s homesickness resonates with those who see themselves as strangers in their own land”.
Wendell Berry: The Novelist And Moralist
Jedediah Britton-Purdy describes the life and literary work of American novelist, poet and moralist Wendell Berry:
“Over the years, he has called himself an agrarian, a pacifist, and a Christian—albeit of an eccentric kind. He has written against all forms of violence and destruction—of land, communities, and human beings—and argued that the modern American way of life is a skein of violence”.
The Ideology Of Idleness
Charlie Tyson provides a thoughtful and poignant discourse on the philosophy of idleness:
“Idleness, he suggests, involves the shattering of selfhood, the fracturing of ego when removed from the external demands that give it coherence. The result of passivity is disintegration”.
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