Monthly Archives: March 2007

What do we know about reading?

As usual, I’ll sabotage this question and turn it around a bit to reflect what I thought I knew about reading and to examine some of Smith’s ideas that I found most interesting. As has been my recent mode, while … Continue reading

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The Ring of the Text

What is a text and where is it located?   “The reading of any work of literature is, of necessity, an individual and unique occurrence involving the mind and emotions of a particular reader.”   For at least 20 years … Continue reading

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Letter to Achilles

Letter to Achilles Hold fast, breathe deeply, tend to your armor, o warrior. Your heart and I will likely pummel you with waves of emotions, soak you in stormy moods, chill you with ice storms of thoughtless words, and no … Continue reading

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