Monthly Archives: August 2018

re the development of musical appreciation, as seen in myself

    I am afraid some people will see this post as boastful. It is not intended to be.     *****************************************************     I have a good friend whom I share with my wife. He was a former teaching … Continue reading

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an early take by Walt Whitman on his conception of himself as America’s poet

    Walt Whitman began his writing career as a journalist. He was known early on for writing anonymous reviews of Leaves of Grass — in other words, reviewing himself, in laudatory terms. A motivation for his doing this was that … Continue reading

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