Tag: autobiography

In Memoriam: Lionel & Diana Trilling At Columbia University – With Guest Appearances By Quentin Anderson & Edward W. Said

You were the one who imagined it all, All those years ago.           – George Harrison This essay was originally written for EXPLORATIONS, and is dedicated to its editor, Maurice DuQuesnay: devoted guardian of the flame.                                    …

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Not Dark Yet: Robert Pack’s Laughter Before Sleep

The original version of this essay was written for Explorations (Flora Levy Foundation, University of Louisiana-Lafayette) as a review of Laughter Before Sleep, by Robert Pack (Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 2011). Page references appear in parentheses following citations.   I was born here and I’ll die here against my will I know it …

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“Who Made Me?”: The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill

“Who Made Me?”: The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill -The question “Who Made Me?” cannot be answered. A version of this essay first appeared in Prose Studies (London, Frank Cass), v. 5, September 1982, No. 2. WordPress does not support footnotes. I have attached a link following the essay’s conclusion. The link will take you …

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My Books

My book-length study of Joseph Conrad’s genius, its sources, and its enormous significance in the modern moral imagination is available from Amazon.

The Dream Chamber

I have removed the individual posts entitled: The Dream Chamber 1-6. I send my heartfelt gratitude to the many readers worldwide who have sent me comments and responses. Your responses have significantly influenced my final revisions. The Dream Chamber is now available for sale at: www.amazon.com/Dream-Chamber-Memories-American-Family/dp/1434887057/ref=sr_1_24?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1313034780&sr=1-24 __________ The Dream Chamber is a full-length work of …

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