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From Mere Bellies to the Bad Shaman, 3

(If you felt the previous section jumped around a bit, you’ll love this, which tries to get from Nietzsche to Carol Ann Duffy in as few paragraphs as possible. Again the argument is trying to favour metaphor’s capacity for comparison … Continue reading

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From Mere Bellies to the Bad Shaman, 2

(This second section juxtaposes in a somewhat speculative manner two key texts in the Western canon by Hesiod and Plato, using a favourite but hardly authoritative text by Julian Jaynes to get a handle on the argument, which is based … Continue reading

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Bee-bread for the Poetry Lug

In St Augustine’s Confessions there’s a famous description of one of the key figures in the early Church, St Ambrose, the bishop of Milan: ‘When he read, his eyes scanned the page and his heart sought out the meaning, but … Continue reading

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