Les Murray, The Vernacular Republic

The Vernacular Republic by Les Murray My rating: 4 of 5 stars I started reading Les Murray almost by accident five years ago. I was in my adjunct peregrinations asked to teach a poetry-writing class at the last minute—though fiction is my preferred form—and self-consciously started to read more verse. Murray, meanwhile, was a favorite … Continue reading Les Murray, The Vernacular Republic

Why Texts Are Not Actions

(via Anthony) With all due respect to both scholars— And let me pause, because in this case I really mean that. Felski's Gender of Modernity is required reading for anyone interested in the socio-political history of modernism, while her recent article "After Suspicion" is crucial to developments in contemporary literary theory. As for Toril Moi, even … Continue reading Why Texts Are Not Actions