Tag: Edward Mendelson

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| December 21, 2016

post and courier

People who know almost nothing else about Pynchon know that The Crying of Lot 49 is concerned with the possible...

| June 7, 2016

the Roman world and ours

So why am I reading about — I’m gonna coin a phrase here — the decline and fall of the Roman Empire? It started...

| September 10, 2014


I’m reading the first volume of David Bromwich’s projected two-volume intellectual biography of Edmund Burke, and...

| December 14, 2010

reading personally

In support of Sarah Werner’s thoughtful comment on my previous post, I’d like to cite this wonderful passage from...

| August 5, 2009

an assignment

In relation to my earlier post on academic genres, here’s an assignment that I’ve been thinking about...