In a Platonic sense, the Inklings might very well have brought about an “anamnesis,” a remembering of what had been lost, but they might also very well have been simply preservers of timeless wisdom for many ages to come, so far into the future that they seem unimaginable. 2,923 more wordsThe Inklings: Remembering and Preserving — … Continue reading The Inklings: Remembering and Preserving — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)
https://www.youtube.com/embed/RVpjyrtGREo?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en&autohide=2&wmode=transparent There where ALWAYS more of THEM than ME. Her Last Vow. Be Strong. Be Safe. Be True, mes braves xEnough IS Enough : I Can’t Do THIS Anymore — Uncontrolled Historian
Would it be possible, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis wondered in the 1930s, to write fiction that might combine: a love of history; a desire to debate the defenders of the modern world and point out the many foibles of modern living; and a way to promote one’s philosophical and religious beliefs without being overly…Who Were … Continue reading Who Were the Inklings? — The Imaginative Conservative (Reblog)
https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Bj5YwVI2ic?version=3&rel=1&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&fs=1&hl=en-US&autohide=2&wmode=transparent We may find in Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s writings essential guides for the seas we have to navigate in the “post-modern” era. Mariner: A Voyage with Samuel Taylor Coleridge… 908 more wordsMariner: A Voyage With Samuel Taylor Coleridge — The Imaginative Conservative
I apologize for posting across social media, but some people follow me only on this blog. I an honored to have three poems in David L. O’Nan’s massive (over 300 pages) anthology, Poets of 2020. There are so many wonderful poets in this volume–many well-known names! The book is available in several formats. Here’s the […]Poems … Continue reading Poems in Fevers of the Mind Poets of 2020 — Yesterday and today: Merril’s historical musings
“And in short, I was afraid.” T.S. Eliot reveals it all here. We can go home now.Of Poetry and Fire (Analysis #1: “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot). — Lucy's Works
Nothing except the curry is as British as the panto. I’ve made that claim about a lot of things, and it’s true of every last one of them. And I didn’t even make up the comparison, so lots of people have made the claim about lots of things. Nothing is as unoriginal as comparing an […]Oh, … Continue reading Oh, no you won’t: A quick history of the British panto — Notes from the U.K. (Reblog)
WHAT IS CLASSIC REMARKS? Classic Remarks is a meme hosted here at Pages Unbound that poses questions each Friday about classic literature and asks participants to engage in ongoing discussions surrounding not only themes in the novels but also questions about canon formation, the “timelessness” of literature, and modes of interpretation. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE? Leave […]Nevermoor: … Continue reading Nevermoor: A Contemporary Book I Think Should Become a Classic (Classic Remarks) — Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions (Reblog)
The other day I stumbled across an article with the headline “William Shakespeare was undeniably bisexual, researchers claim.” I immediately rolled my eyes at the word “undeniably.” Shakespeare was not undeniably anything. Due to limited records (which is perfectly normal for the period), doubt can be cast on almost every aspect of his existence. Basic […]Was … Continue reading Was Shakespeare Bisexual? — Ripe Good Scholar (Reblog)
Intriguingly, this may be one of two factors which the young Charles shared with Shakespeare of Stratford Upon Avon, who also appears to have not finished his own formal education. We do know that Dickens worked for a time in a law office in London, which some suspect the young Bard also did back in his day, when he too arrived in London during his so-called 'missing years'. Dickens was a keen theatre goer too and may have grasped ideas of characterisation from that colourful arena. Virgo is a very keen observer indeed.
What the records do seem to show are the dealings of a business man, with a keen interest in litigation. This man does appear to be in London at the right time and involved in the theatre, though not as a writer, but as a minor player - at best. His dealings with the London stage scene of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean times all centre around business.