Not a blanket-endorsement. For the archives: “As the bloody 20th century drew near, Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, suffering from … Continue reading The Universities and Postmodernism
“But this fault is rare in Bunyan — far rarer than in Piers Plowman. If such dead wood were removed from The … Continue reading Master of Mimesis
“We must attribute Bunyan’s style to a perfect natural ear, a great sensibility for the idiom and cadence of popular … Continue reading Lewis on Bunyan
“Where Tyndale is most continuously and obviously superior to More is in style. He is, beyond comparison, lighter, swifter, more … Continue reading Lewis on Tyndale
“Part of the unpleasant side of The Pilgrim’s Progress lies in the extreme narrowness and exclusiveness of Bunyan’s religious outlook. The faith … Continue reading Lewis on Bunyan’s Progress
“Read. Then put down the book. Then summarize what you have read. Don’t look at what you were reading when … Continue reading Reading. Thinking. Writing.
“Read not to contradict and confute; nor to believe and take for granted; nor to find talk and discourse; but … Continue reading Reading and Writing
“It was prettily devised of Aesop, The fly sat upon the axle-tree of the chariot wheel, and said, ‘What a … Continue reading Fly and the Axle