mcguane

Life lessons and manhood-tutorials.

Emily Dickinson

Her slant rhymes were radically proto-modernist.

Atwood Handmaid's Tale

Her thought-provoking speculative fiction is also terrific literature.

Foucault

He saw how institutions and apparatuses order daily life and desire.

hannaharendt

She defended an Aristotelian concept of human flourishing.

laing

He diagnosed “problems in living” — not mental illness.

wallace-stevens

Imaginative play that constructs a world available to experience.

cyril

A portrait in vivid failure.

mills

He sketched the contours of postwar America’s new work idea.

Author Martin Amis

He is champagne — complete with hangover.

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Mark Kingwell on GILL SANS

beauvoir-sartre-550

We are condemned to be free.

blanc

He gave life to Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, and more!

Bakunin

“The passion for destruction is a creative passion.”

jarrell hammock

From his mother’s sleep he fell into the State.

louise

She opened the floodgates of televisual self-parody.

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“solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short”

eagleton-terry

A literary theorist with a lot of enemies.

gadamer3

The philosopher who discovered the hermeneutic circle.

kaufman-snl-77

His stage performances were edgy and enigmatic.

eco

Big man, big brain, big appetites.

Jacques Derrida

Every attempt to speak plainly is doomed to failure.

gywo

After 9/11, he mocked knee-jerk patriotism and dumb-ass foreign policy.

agamben

Walter Benjamin “allowed me to survive Heidegger.”