Sylvia Plath is funny, too

Yes, is.  To readers, the greats can actually speak. Of course it's true that Emerson wrote this down on a piece of paper:  Men cease to interest us as soon as we find their limitations. As soon as you come up with a man's limitations, it is all over with him. Has he talents? Has heContinue reading “Sylvia Plath is funny, too”

Around the world with Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg

Today was Walt Whitman's birthday. "Good day for DOMA [the Defense of Marriage Act] to be ruled unconstitutional," remarked poet friend Robert Peake from London. A look at how Walt became a poet at all shows the truth of what Robert said: [Whitman] was working as a carpenter, his father's trade, and living with his mother inContinue reading “Around the world with Walt Whitman and Allen Ginsberg”

Who was the first great blogger?

A debate rages: The New York Review of Books suggests Emerson: “To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men—that is genius.” In this respect the bloggers of our age have more Emersonian genius in them than our analytic philosophers, for goodContinue reading “Who was the first great blogger?”