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Poetic Thinking 2016 | June 20, 2019

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On Interpretation

February 22, 2016 |

Prompted by Amir’s opening comments on Friday, as well as our discussion of photography and the fiction/non-fiction dichotomy in Didion’s book, I’ve been thinking about the role of interpretation in poetic thinking, and in particular the question of when or … Read More

When did living become such an inconvenience…

January 13, 2016 |

…that wine and food and love were necessary to “ply oneself” from any dismal “reality” that either a wise person or a fool would construct? When Qohelet despairs that “A dead fly makes the perfumer’s oil chalice stink,” am I … Read More

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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