Today’s newsletter is a celebration. Northrop Frye was arguably the greatest, at least the most influential theorist of the imagination in our time, and Robert D. Denham has just published a massive volume, the capstone of a fifty-year career, providing evidence that the verb sh…
Some time back, casting about for a reason that roughly a third of the American population has been swept up in a collective mental illness, I suggeste…
So what exactly is the imagination? In a newsletter that has been running for months, you might think it time to venture a definition of our key themat…
A short time ago, on reaching the age of 80, Jane Brody published an essay called “How to Age Gracefully” in the New York Times. Feedback on the discus…
To those interested in my theme of imagination as the home of human life I have recommended the accessible and delightful little book The Educated Imag…
In my last newsletter, commemorating Labor Day, I spoke of the cult of overwork in the United States, contrasting it with the failed prophecy in the 19…
On Monday, the United States celebrates Labor Day, designated a national holiday in 1894, celebrating the dignity and worth of labor and the working cl…
This week I returned to teaching at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, where I was a student from 1969 to 1973 and a ful…
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