Barrett Wendell writes about diffuseness and brevity in his Lectures on English Composition. “At various time I have taken up a … Continue reading On Diffuseness and Brevity
From Brand Blanshard’s On Philosophical Style: “Lord Macaulay once recorded in his diary a memorable attempt — his first and apparently … Continue reading On Philosophical Style
Some extracts from W.G.T. Shedd’s Discourses and Essays (I’ve read various reviews of Shakespeare by certain people at Goodreads and … Continue reading The Character of the English Literature
“What are the necessary skills for 21st century students and future leaders?” JP answers: “The most important skill is the … Continue reading The Ability to Write
“If there ever was a man in whom the aesthetic was in complete subjection to the intellectual and moral, without … Continue reading Shedd on Milton
“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