philosophical literature

Why Study Philosophy?

This from The Atlantic.

Read More>

Existentialism, semiotics, and iced tea

Going back to 1985, Roger Kimball reviews a collection of conversations with Walker Percy. Mr. Percy’s chief concern as a novelist is with ”the dislocation of man in the modern…

Read More>

The Rolfe-Symons Entanglement

A nice and recent piece on the Rolfe-Symons entanglement, a follow up to the last post. Symons Said; On the trail of a strange, elusive life in literature. Michael Dirda, The…

Read More>

Frederick Rolfe a.k.a. Baron Corvo

Given a papal change is underway, Rolf’s Hadrian the Seventh is as timely as ever, and in my view happens to be one of the top five novels of the 20th…

Read More>

Butterfly in the Typewriter

I want to give a plug to the superb biography on JK Toole written by Cory MacLauchlin. He brilliantly marshals the Toole story into a plausible and coherent whole given that…

Read More>

Scholarship and A Confederacy of Dunces

Few offer as balanced a scholarly assessment of “Dunces” and Toole than Vernon Leighton, Cory MacLauchlin and Robert Rudnicki. The three must surely be the first port of call for those…

Read More>

A Confederacy of Dunces

Here is a documentary film John Kennedy Toole: the omega point freely available to view. The subject matter, the greatest American novel of the 20th Century putting Toole (IMHO) up there with…

Read More>

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 594 other followers