A Dutch blog by name of The Hidden Law has recently dedicated a few lines to my paper on Emily Dickinson. Which is good news. And bad.
The good news is the positive comment. The bad news its observation that this author has a grudge against Literature Studies. Which would be rather ungrateful. If this site offers a better view on poetry than usual, it is because this author took the liberty to place it on the shoulders of giants. And on the diligent research by Literature Studies as a whole. With exception of Literary Criticism, that is. For the obvious reason that its methods don’t work.
Because it is such a fine example of building a case on other people’s research, and because the scheduled publication of a paper on Twelfth-Night has been delayed, I have forwarded the arrival on this site of my reconstruction of Romeo and Juliet. The scheduled piece will soon be ready to follow.
This site now celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death with putting the missing word from Sonnet 146 back into place. And with a thorough attempt to prove Shakespeare an illiterate figurehead. To a very satisfying result actually. And by the simplest of methods. Which makes one wonder why Shakespeare Studies failed to pay The Bard this tribute itself.
The promised paper on the poetry of Emily Dickinson has arrived on this site with the first chapters of The Art of Text Interpretation. With it came a new organisation of pages. Some of the navigation links on the new page are still to be installed, but these short chapters have no real need for them. They will be in place when the discovery route to the conclusion of this paper comes on line.
12,378 words checked on errors, and several pages adapted to HTML lay-out. There will always be the occasional adjustment more to make, but Revolutionary Art is open to the public. The sheer size of this document, however, is of some concern, because I do not yet know how to install internal tags. A problem that I for the moment circumnavigate by means of a chain of linked documents to move from chapter to chapter parallel of the main document. The new Contents and Summaries page can be used as a sidebar. Because the previous parts add up to almost the same size, they have been modified to the same effect.