Fred J. Eagsmith

3 Songs For Fred J. Eaglesmith

Fred J. Eaglesmith. If you don’t already know him, you should. He is one of Canada’s very finest songwriters, with the best of his lyrics subtly evoking a muted nostalgia for a hardscrabble past–for everything that’s been lost to us, or that we’ve chosen to ignore–and a gruff fathoming of what is often locked up tight in any human heart. …

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A Polyphonic Spree: Notes on Milan Kundera’s The Art of the Novel

I have always been obsessed with Milan Kundera, and wanted to figure out why, so I grabbed his book The Art of the Novel, and sat down to take notes. What follows is my account of his account of why he writes the kind of books that he does. ONE: The Depreciated Legacy of Cervantes In 1935 the philosopher Edmund Husserl …

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