Posts Tagged ‘ Literature ’

Zero Squared #137: On the Radical Empiricism of Rhetoric

Jan 5th, 2018 | By

Daniel Coffeen is the author of the Zero Books title “Reading the Way of Things” and a frequent guest on this podcast and many others including the Partially Examined Life. In this episode we discuss his essay: “On the Radical Empiricism of Rhetoric.” Here’s an excerpt: A rhetorical reckoning riles many people up as it

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The Politics of not Leaving Martin Amis Alone

Nov 3rd, 2015 | By

This article neither deeply respects nor violently chastises Martin Amis. As a result, it is going to look pretty unusual on the internet today. Very recently Martin Amis criticized Jeremy Corbyn and he is neither the first not the latest (since this was a whole day ago) to do so. Generally speaking, it’s good to

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Zero Squared #32: Vade Mecum

Aug 19th, 2015 | By

Richard Skinner’s collection of essays Vade Mecum is the topic of dicussion this week as the author discusses Eric Satie, Werner Herzog, John Cage, and the interdisciplinary life of a man of letters. Skinner is a novelist whose works include The Red Dancer, The Mirror, and now Vade Mecum. From the book jacket Vade Mecum

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Zero Squared #26: Romeo and Juliet in Palestine

Jul 8th, 2015 | By

Tom Sperlinger is the guest this week and we discuss his book Romeo and Juliet in Palestine. Tom Sperlinger is director of Lifelong Learning for English at the University of Bristol, where he has set up a part-time BA in English Literature and Community Engagement. He has written about literature, universities and adult education for

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