Thursday, October 06, 2005

Saucy pedantic wretch

Wait, come back! I'm not really going to write about poetry. I have, however, been thinking about Donne since reading Alex Ross on Dr. Atomic, and I merely wanted to draw your attention to luminarium, and its handy selection of Metaphysicals. There you will find all the Donne you need, including Batter my heart, three-person'd God (Oppenheimer's fave), and Elegy XX (mine).

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It is easy to hate Kermit Lynch, mostly for his lifestyle. This is the wrong reaction, or at least it must be tempered with appreciation: Lynch is both funny and right. If you want to know anything about wine, you must read his first book (even if you can no longer afford to buy his wines). As noted previously, you can console yourself by not spending $40 on his his second.

4 Comments:

Blogger la depressionada said...

holy sonnet 19. by coincidence it's illustrated with catherine of alexandria, you've got to love a cosmic coincidence. so reassuring.

Fri Oct 07, 07:27:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

Talk about coincidence: I ran into Kermit at the Farmer's Market this weekend. Never seen him there before.

Tue Oct 11, 05:56:00 PM GMT  
Blogger la depressionada said...

"3rd home" he's right about french bistros. pushed about by fast food no doubt.

Tue Oct 11, 10:12:00 PM GMT  
Blogger mmw said...

My computer today unearthed an email from 10 years ago that recounts the story of an evangelical (or whatever you're supposed to call those people) who was attempting to debate (i.e., interrupt) his professor in class, and referred to Athanasius as "a top Catholic thinker". Genius.

Wed Oct 12, 08:39:00 PM GMT  

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