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Poetry

Tuesday Modernism

Eliot knew his Pound and his Joyce. He had seen what happens in the modernist project: one moves beyond communication to technique, and without meaning technique is worthless. I’ve read Joyce — there are rewards in it, but the barrier to entry is too high. The writers and artists forgot that they were competing with […]

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Lectionary

3 December 19

The measures of wordly success are not and never have been the measures of success of the righteous. The world despises the righteous. If they are successful, their work is subverted by their assistants and advisers: if they are not successful in this world they are mocked. But this world does not have the power […]