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Read, reread, describe, evaluate, appreciate: that is the art of literary criticism for the present time.
–Harold Bloom

Some Words on John Milton

In the parlance of today’s academic culture, John Milton is not just a “dead white male,” he is the dead white male, epitomizing all of the pejoratives this neologism connotes: his works are archaic, stylistically and syntactically complex, and long and dense […]

Some Words on Robert Hayden’s “Those Winter Sundays”

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one […]