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Posts Tagged ‘perception’

The World Beyond the Room

By A.G. HarmonJune 2, 2016

The most obvious analysis of Emma Donoghue’s Room, one of last year’s most heralded films, is on the basis of what it says about imagination. In the film version of the novel, five-year-old Jack is provided a means by which to live his life through images, crafts, pictures, and stories. That would not be so…

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The Fear of God, Texas-style

By Morgan MeisAugust 31, 2015

It is not natural for me to think of God in this way. My God tends to be the God of Pascal more than the God of benevolent interventions. All you need to know about Pascal’s God is the title of the great Polish philosopher Leszek Kolakowski’s book on Pascal. The title of that book is God Owes Us Nothing.

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The Thing Itself: Art and Poverty, Part 1

By Gregory WolfeJune 8, 2015

Poverty is the kind of topic that makes someone like me uncomfortable. After all, my bailiwick is the world of high art—literature, painting, sculpture, classical music, and so on.

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