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Humanimalia: a journal of human/animal interface studies

Here’s an online journal I just found, called Humanimalia, that looks quite interesting.

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A poem about bull terriers

[This “dog” poem by Wex Jones is a classic.  I’m unsure when it first appeared, but based on what I’ve been able to find online, it must have been before 1915.  I first saw it in a book titled The … Continue reading

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“The pure memory has no date. It has a season.”

I am currently reading a book by Gaston Bachelard (1884–1962) titled The Poetics of Reverie: Childhood, Language and the Cosmos.  I came to Bachelard by way of Otto Friedrich Bollnow, about whom I’ve written once before.  Prior to reading this … Continue reading

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Dostoevsky, on the Fall: a literary interpretation

Robin Feuer Miller is Edytha Macy Gross Professor of Humanities at Brandeis University and teaches Russian and European literature of the nineteenth century.  She is a second-generation scholar of Russian literature who specializes in Dostoevsky (her mother, Kathryn B. Feuer, … Continue reading

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How Andrei Rublev, the film, came to be

[In this post I rely heavily on the book by Robert Bird that I mentioned at the end of my last post, as well as on another excellent book by Bird, titled Andrei Tarkovsky : Elements of Cinema.] Given that … Continue reading

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–Do I have to read this book? –Yes, it’s good for you.

I read subjects and people that interest me.  Why shouldn’t I?  Why shouldn’t anyone?  An “assigned reading list”  is anathema to a roomful of readers because when compulsion strides to the front, joy sneaks out the back.  Teachers and professors … Continue reading

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