Tag Archives: Wallace Stevens

Someone Overuses a Pager

In memory of the old, old days before smart phones. Do pagers even exist anymore?   Not to speak directly to you, or to do so, is to choose Between the fear of the distant and the fear of the … Continue reading

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Against Pure Purity – Part 1

I gave a version of this essay as a talk at a philosophy & religion conference in Kolkata, India, August 2002.  Re-reading some literary criticism I had published 20 years earlier in the Virginia Quarterly, I sought to apply new ideas about Indian novelist Raja Rao … Continue reading

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