John Pistelli


Terry Eagleton, Literary Theory: An Introduction

Literary Theory: An Introduction by Terry Eagleton My rating: 3 of 5 stars Strange the books one fails to read. The very fact that you are supposed to have read … Continue reading

13 December 2018 · 1 Comment

Why Speech Is Not Violence

Psychologist Lisa Feldman Barrett has written an article for the New York Times entitled “When Speech Is Violence.” It begins: Imagine that a bully threatens to punch you in the … Continue reading

15 July 2017 · 4 Comments

Public Service Announcement: How to Cite This Site

Élèves, students, scholars…I am getting traffic to this website from a plagiarism detector! For one thing, you must not plagiarize. Here is how to cite a sample essay from this site in … Continue reading

28 May 2017 · Leave a comment

Nick Sousanis, Unflattening

Unflattening by Nick Sousanis My rating: 2 of 5 stars The pseudo-poet who writes his thesis in poetry is a pitiful writer (and probably a bad poet). From Dante to … Continue reading

6 January 2016 · Leave a comment