I will never forget the effect of reading John Donne for the first time. Donne (1572-1631)…Continue Reading
Tag: F. R. Leavis
Debate Between A Retired Teacher Of English & An Enthusiastic Student On SALLY ROONEY
So large and so significant is English as a literature that you never really lose sight…Continue Reading
The Names Of Wildflowers: A Vocabulary To Treasure.
Savour the names! Jenkins is writing his response to receiving a copy of Sarah Raven’s “Wild…Continue Reading
The Third Realm
The Third realm sounds mysterious, perhaps mystical, but is simply like this. It is English class…Continue Reading
Expanding Science & The Declining Center.
As though the scientific edifice of the modern world were not, in its intellectual depth, complexity…Continue Reading
“Computers Can Write Poetry”: “Yes They Can”; “No They Can’t”.
THis is how the powerful critic F.R. Leavis described the possibility back in 1970 in his…Continue Reading
What Kind Of Reader Are You?
Quotation from Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Readers may be divided into four classes: 1. Sponges, who absorb…Continue Reading
“Enjambment! Or would You Prefer The French Version, Sir?”
( PLEASE NOTE. Having mentioned the term “enjambement” once or twice in my last blog on…Continue Reading