Archive | May, 2003

Among the Ruined Silver-darks

As Reviewed By: Jocelyn Emerson Black Series by Laurie Sheck. Knopf, 2001. In the Life of Cowley, Dr. Johnson famously disparages the metaphysical poets, remarking, “Wit, abstracted from its efforts upon the hearer, may be more rigorously and philosophically considered as a kind of discordia concors. The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together; their learning […]

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