03 October 2011

oh, my head

“The moments of greatest philosophical and poetic intensity in Walden are these experiences of perceptual reorientation that reveal the inadequacy of conventional self-understanding.”

-David M. Robinson, Thoreau's Worldly Transcendentalism


Interpretive lingo: a good reminder of why I didn't go to grad school.

(Some people can speak in such terms all day and retain their sanity . . . alas, not me!)

1 comment:

  1. “There are two kinds of light--the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures.
    ~James Thurber~ (1894 - 1961)