Greg Lawless

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Newspeak in Movementland

O NE OF THE BEST parts of 1984 comes when Winston Smith talks about his country's history, how Big Brother

Rescuing Romance

W >HEN NORTHROP FRYE came to Harvard last year to give the Charles Eliot Norton lecture on poetry, he was

Swine Before Pearls

J AMES JOYCE ONCE wrote a friend that Finnegan's Wake would keep the scholars guessing until doomsday. Doomsday might be

Bad Trip

T HERE'S AN OLD TRICK in English literature; I don't know if it has a name, but generally it's an


WEDNESDAY Welfare. When Frederick Wisemen released his documentary called Primate last year it caused a lot of controversy in the

Searching for the Queen of Hearts

W OMEN SINGERS have only recently come into their own and Judy Collins, Joan Baez, Grace Slick, and Joni Mitchell

The Myth of Northrop Frye

Northrop Frye tells a good story about how he came to teach the Bible. When he was still a junior

An Elegant Abstraction

A CCORDING TO the the Guinness Book of World Records, the longest sentence in the world does not belong to

A Sentimental Celebration

A FTER A SUMPTUOUS repast not long ago, some writers sitting around a table in the corner of a large