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kim-packard's picture
Feb.04.2013
I never was one for Freud (who seems to have interpreted almost everything in terms of libido and the death drive) but Jung doesn't have a profound attraction for me either, maybe because they're both into dream analysis and I don't believe that symbols are universal. I somehow doubt that the...
monty-heying's picture
Aug.11.2012
Taking what's on the page at face value, there is little evidence that Holly engages in prostitution. She was a "loose woman" by 1943 standards, but (how do you prove a negative) not a hooker. A, if she were entertaining men for money in her apartment, "Fred" the narrator and other tenants, would...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.06.2012
The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer – The Knight’s Tale   image via en.wikipedia.org   There are two main archetypes that get the military-minded going, and Chaucer hits them both in this tale – evidence enough that his Tales continue to talk to us over the span of seven...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.22.2012
image via vi.sualize.us   Although I don't sit to write for more than 2-3 hours per day, I do have a fairly prolific output. And for that reason, writer's block is an alien concept to me. Not that everything I write is top drawer, you understand. Sometimes I bite off too complicated a...
steven-herrmann's picture
Jun.22.2011
Please see my new Interview with the editor of the Advocate:  America's leading LGBT Magazine:  http://www.advocate.com/Arts_and_Entertainment/Books/Walt_Whitman_Poet_Shaman/        With the approach of Gay Pride, 2011, I would like to blog on my favorite poet, Walt Whitman.  As I show in my book,...
steven-herrmann's picture
Jan.20.2010
The Archetype of Same-Sex Marriage         Have you ever wondered why the issue of same-sex marriage is becoming so important in our culture today as a religious and political problem?  What might we learn from American poetry to answer such questions?  It is my personal belief that many of the...
steven-herrmann's picture
Nov.05.2009
Shamanic Archetype In Everson’s post-Dominican view Christ was the greatest of all shamans. We don’t typically think of Christ as a shaman but in Everson’s view he was. He carried his Cross as a Sun Dance. Under the post-Christian mantle, Everson could proclaim his identity as a shaman in the...
steven-herrmann's picture
Oct.07.2009
Author's Review: William Everson The Shaman's Call, by Steven B. Herrmann The Mantle of the Shaman After leaving the Dominican monastery Everson disrobed himself of his religious habit as a catholic lay monk and donned the mantle of a traditional Native American buck skin vest and Lakota bear claw...