Monthly Archives: November 2021

Chapter 2: Rilke’s Duino Elegies

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This afternoon I finished a new draft of what will be chapter 2 of my book on the standing metaphor. The subtitle is Poēsis and the *sta Constellation. Here the first page. I published an early version of this in The German … Continue reading

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Skewing a Life

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In his Roughing It, Mark Twain claimed this about Joseph Smith’s writing of the Book of Mormon: “Whenever he found his speech growing too modern–which was about every sentence or two—he ladled in a few such Scriptural phrases as “exceeding … Continue reading

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