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Potential Transplant

From “Foreign Children” from Robert Louis Stevenson A Child’s Garden of Verses Little Indian, Sioux or Crow, Little frosty Eskimo, Little Turk or Japanee. Oh! don’t you wish you were me? And on the poetic voice goes to extoll the … Continue reading

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Generous Spirit

I have always been struck by the border between generous comment and irony. Take for example, Northrop Frye in a lecture on Oswald Spengler for CBC radio in the series Architects of Modern Thought Spengler’s book [The Decline of the … Continue reading

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Upon the occasion of a second hand book sale an encounter with a dead man’s (Roger Spalding’s) copy of a still living author’s novel (Edmund White’s The Beautiful Room is Empty) there is an opportunity to enter the ethos of … Continue reading

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