340. (Robert Browning)

It’s true enough that Robert Browning’s enduring preoccupation was the perpetual fracturing of truth. But that preoccupation persists through poetry … More

336. (William Wordsworth)

O blithe New-comer! I have heard,I hear thee and rejoice.O Cuckoo! shall I call thee Bird,Or but a wandering Voice? … More

327. (William Blake)

A source of strength for William Blake’s sensitivity towards freedom, and all that it can mean and be, is a … More

326. (Percy Bysshe Shelley)

The sublime is central to Shelley, and Shelley’s relationship to the sublime makes him central to modern poetry, as no … More

319. (Anton Chekhov)

On “Ward No. 6” This post belongs mostly to a good friend of mine, whose specializing in Victorian literature enriches … More

316. (Anton Chekhov)

Some Notes on Chekhov: –The doubleness of the short story as he writes it: amazement at the vista of a … More

313. (John Keats)

There is the occasion and there is the utterance; there is the condition and there is the judgment; there is … More

304. (Harriet Jacobs)

Harriet Jacobs’ Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl is a remarkable work of one of the few (only?) … More