The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: tragedy

in springtime

30 September 2003, around 8.24.

It takes an odd sort of mind to give the title ‘A Gallery of Pigeons’ to a slender volume of light verse, especially if it includes a poem called ‘A Tragedy’ which contains the word ‘plop’ (more than once). So it was with some surprise I found a passage I almost liked in Marzials’ aforementioned […]

east of Eden in the land of Nod

1 January 2005, around 3.51.

A sleepless night, drowsing over Samson Agonistes. Dalila dandled forth, almost more specious than Helen among the Trojan Women, and the blind man missing his apotheosis, but not heroization. And then there are certain beautiful infelicities; I hesitate to say Milton loses his tone, but perhaps he clings rather too fiercely: Chorus. But we had […]

Citation (31)

27 April 2008, around 6.00.

Strabo considers ancient stories about the Armenians…

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