It’s far easier to be angry than to listen, especially than to listen to those who have actually experienced such things; easier to be angry than to submit to another’s experience. They wrestle while we avert our eyes.
Good stuff, sir.
“While we do celebrate this collaborative connection to the past, it must be remembered that collaboration isn’t constrained to one-way conversations with dead poets.”
Yes—back to “Tradition and the Individual Talent,” “…what happens when a new work of art is created is something that happens simultaneously to all the wor…[Read more]
Laure Hittle commented on the post, New from Rabbit Room Press: <em>The Light Princess</em> 2 weeks ago
i have been waiting for this for ages. MacDonald is so intertwined with my own story, too. i “met” him at 7 and fell head over heels with his Irene and Curdie stories, and decades later am still discovering ways he’s influenced my imagination, thinking, and writing (i doubt i’ll get to the end of it). My co-teacher and i have been using this tale…[Read more]
Laure Hittle commented on the post, <em>The Faerie Queene</em>: An Invitation to Discover a Forgotten Epic 1 month ago
This makes me excited. Especially because my favorite young weirdo will be right in that sweet spot when it’s finished.
Great! i totally agree about splintering. Just wanted to be sure i was on topic. 🙂
So we are to share what we’ve learned in the comments for each chapter, even if those insights diverge from the topic of the post? Just wanting to clarify because i feel a little awkward diving in.
Oh me, me! Pick me! i was seriously just thinking about studying Ephesians. And you came to mind, Heidi. And now here you are launching an Ephesians study at the Rabbit Room and calling us a haverim. These are too many things at once not to think of this as a gift.
Hey guys. Sorry i had to ditch for a few days.
The analogy of the date doesn’t work for me, because personalities—both of individuals and of couples—vary so much. But i get what you’re saying, @arildsen, about unreasonable vs. no chill and that a response might be passionate but reasonable. That distinction puts me in mind of something fur…[Read more]
Translations! Excellent. i haven’t read MacAndrews. This will be fun.
Garnett: “But in some cases it is really more creditable to be carried away by an emotion, however unreasonable, which springs from great love, than to be unmoved.”
P&V: “…but in certain cases, really, it is more honorable to yield to some passion, however unwise, if it…[Read more]
@rdregge, oof. That is great. Where can i find that quote? (i also have a soft spot for Mitya.)
Well, we have to define “honor” and “honorableness,” to start. Many of the characters concern themselves too much with having honor in the eyes of others, which is always going to lead one astray. And what does it mean to be swayed? Because my first…[Read more]
- Load More