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Poetic Thinking 2016 | January 28, 2020

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Posts By Amir Eshel

Creative thinking and Critical thinking

January 8, 2016 |

On Wednesday, we discussed the tension between “creative” (i.e. poetic) and “critical thinking.” For those interested in the issue as it is discussed today, check out Rita Felski’s book Are We Postcritical and the informative review at the LARB, https://lareviewofbooks.org/author/rita-felski

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Merest breath: A question while reading Qohelet

October 25, 2015 |

“Merest breath, said Qohelet, merest breath. All is mere breath. What gain is there for man in all his toil that he toils under the sun.” With these words, in Robert Alter’s masterful translation, begins the first chapter in the book … Read More