Ida Gerhardt (1905-1997, Dutch). A well-loved poet of the last century. In English the title is somewhere between "inalienable" and "freehold", and the poem begins This will not be taken from us: reading Breathlessly the page turning, Far away, far from the everyday.
In "The Scholarly Kitchen", Joseph Esposito writes: "I suspect that the multiple narratives of Pears’s fiction will someday find an analogue in expository writing that enables intersections of one theme or thread with another, which would provide, as it were, a new form of discovery." Perhaps that "analogue" is already here for the scholarly article... Continue Reading →