Monthly Archives: October 2014

Knausgaard and Emerson

My eleventh graders are reading “Self-Reliance” this week: Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an … Continue reading

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Knausgaard: only a poet

There is so much I want to say about My Struggle.   And one of the first things I want to do is to share some of the passages I have copied out. But this is wrong since it’s not a … Continue reading

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