Taggged: Copernicus

Copernicus Is A Charlatan And A Hypocrite

There, that got your attention, didn't it?My recent reading, The Redress of Poetry, a collection of Seamus Heaney's lectures delivered while Professor of Poetry at Oxford includes a stirring treatment of Brian Merriman's "An Chúirt Meánoíche".

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The Writer’s Voice

Al Alvarez’s slim volume The Writer's Voice is a book I’d highly recommend to anyone who’s ever spent any time thinking about writing as a craft. In it he considers the nature of an artistic “voice??? which he distinguishes, correctly in my view, from “style???. Style is often artificial and brittle, and can easily degenerate into mannerism.

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