• Posts Tagged ‘Shakespeare’

    Appearance, narrative, reality and truth

    by  • January 6, 2013 • Commentary • 0 Comments

    A treasured theme of my high school English papers has been troubling me again lately. I used to think of the tensions between appearance and reality in terms of misapprehension or deception — Oedipus unwittingly bedding his mother, or Viola pretending to be a man in “Twelfth Night.” I suppose this suited my teen...

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    Sincerity is bull

    by  • August 29, 2012 • Commentary • 1 Comment

    I’ve had a serious case of potty-mouth lately. Well, I’ve always been prone to swearing. I blame my f- er, my parents, pious people who never let propriety stand in the way of a good goddamn. Of course, their efforts to sway me  from vulgarity failed miserably. But my recent bout of blasphemy comes...

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