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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

  I promised to post one of these days on Wind in the Willows, and all this talk of intimations of immortality has put me in mind of two remarkable chapters in that book.  What does Wordsworth mean by our “obstinate questionings of sense and outward things,” of our feelings that we are “moving about […]

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How Lost Innocence Can Breed Monsters

Continuing the theme of lost innocence leads me to a discussion of Stephen King, America’s master of horror. Whether you like him or not, King is the bestselling author in the world because he taps effectively into our collective nightmares. One of these nightmares is over losing touch with our childhood innocence, and there is […]

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