Tag Archives: language

The Shelf Life of Good Humor

It’s six weeks. Oh wait, I’m sorry – that box I had in the freezer actually expired all the way back in August of last year, so really the shelf life should be… Ok, so maybe I won’t be next in … Continue reading

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The Content of One’s Character, or Another Way of Reading

There’s an idea I want to develop in this post, and I’ll get to it soon. But first: a puzzle! Can you figure out what the following two pictures are? If you’re ‘freaking out,’ here’s a helpful hint: you don’t … Continue reading

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“Nothing to Be Done:” Empty Gestures and Hollow Semantics in Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”

In the absence of any better way to begin talking about language in Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot (the last play I finished reading, just two weeks ago), I’ll start with two quotes instead before jumping in: Don’t expect this column … Continue reading

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