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talkin about Eve’s generation

Robert Pogue Harrison on Eve and “natality,” Hannah Arendt’s term for the “initiation of new beginnings through human action”: Eve was created as a Stepford wife of sorts, with everything provided for her except the prospect of self-fulfillment. The same … Continue reading

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“This writer is writing a sacred text.”

“This writer is writing a sacred text.” The sentence is from Stanley Cavell’s The Senses of Walden. “This writer” is Henry David Thoreau, the “sacred text,” Walden. For Father’s Day this past June, my daughter Charlotte gave me a copy … Continue reading

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