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April 25th, 2020 · No Comments

“We have lost the symbolic value of the family meal; our festal days no longer remind us of human continuity or a vie antérieure common to all, but are monstrously corrupted and humiliated by a consumer society. The institutions we have devised to make daily life more harmonious continue to impose themselves as obstacles between […]

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April 24th, 2020 · No Comments

“It is not the purpose of imagination to act as cheerleader for the spirit of the age but to find or make a place in aesthetic forms for values which the spirit of the age cannot even recognise. Increasingly, fundamental values must be apprehended as living beneath or beyond the structure of needs and drives […]

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April 23rd, 2020 · No Comments

“Writers accept the limitation of words at least in theory, though they struggle to circumvent it in practice; they know that words serve two masters, the purity of the work of art and the impurity of common use. Words used with pure intention drag impure allegiance into the sanctuary of art; there is no help […]

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April 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

“The essential power of imagination, the quality of spirit, is the power of making fictions and making sense of life by that means. Fiction is the most available form of freedom, freedom of feeling and action.” – Denis Donoghue, The Sovereign Ghost Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 21st, 2020 · No Comments

“There should be a day in every year when consciousness allows itself to be suspended by fact in a Mardi Gras of mere reality.” – Denis Donoghue, The Sovereign Ghost Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 10th, 2020 · No Comments

“The richest freedom is that which finds its limits within itself, a sense of decorum not imposed but acknowledged.” – Denis Donoghue, The Sovereign Ghost Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 8th, 2020 · No Comments

“The politics of existing states is always too simple for literature; it is good only to aggravate literature.” – R. P. Blackmur, The Lion and the Honeycomb (emphasis in original) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 7th, 2020 · No Comments

“The ideal prince is a man of learning, eloquence, and wisdom, dedicated to civil order and justice.” – Denis Donoghue, The Ordinary Universe Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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April 2nd, 2020 · No Comments

“There are books to which one listens in silence, and other books with which one argues all the time.” – Denis Donoghue, The Ordinary Universe Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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March 31st, 2020 · No Comments

“We have been conscious for centuries, and look, we have not come through. The quality of our consciousness is wrong, to begin with. We need the consciousness of appreciation, not the consciousness of possession; the open hand, not the grip of claw.” – Denis Donoghue, The Ordinary Universe Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email […]

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March 28th, 2020 · No Comments

“To reconcile the demands of the imagination with the impositions of the world is a delicate exercise; especially if the natural idiom of the imagination is a language of freedom, mobility, and range, and the idiom of the world is, for the most part, deception and abuse.” – Denis Donoghue, The Ordinary Universe Share this… […]

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March 27th, 2020 · No Comments

“Reverence for life involves saying ‘yes’ to the human situation, limited and finite as it is; it disposes us to respect persons, to value them, to find the human predicament full of hazard and therefore full of significance; to find that moral choice is important and that life is possibility if not promise.” – Denis […]

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March 26th, 2020 · No Comments

“If the spaces of life are occupied by generous perception, there is less room for masty things; belligerence, bravado, cruelty, condescension.” – Denis Donoghue, The Ordinary Universe Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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