The Bard, the Black, the Jew

From the March 2004 Print Edition

More than any other writer, Shakespeare embodies the distinctive principles of Western Civilization. Men and women of the West are drawn to Shakespeare because his plays and poems continue to express their aspirations, to articulate their concerns, and to confront the tensions and contradictions in . . . . Continue Reading »

Before Foucault

From the April 1997 Print Edition

Cleanth Brooks and the Rise of Modern Criticism By Mark Royden Winchell University Press of Virginia, 510 pages, $34.95 I still own and still make frequent use of my paperback copy of Cleanth Brooks’ The Well Wrought Urn , which I purchased for $1.35 more than thirty years ago. What is more, . . . . Continue Reading »