Posts Tagged ‘Argumentative Old Git’

  1. “It was his book that had irritated me”


    July 20, 2017 by AK

    Himadri C., the Argumentative Old Git, is taking another look at Turgenev’s Smoke, a short novel from 1867. (Old Smoke links: Erik McDonald; yours most humbly.) Back in 1830, Pushkin had Tatiana tell Onegin, at a point when it was too late for anything but regrets: “And happiness was so possible, // So close!” A …
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  2. From plaster to plastic


    October 20, 2016 by AK

    Himadri, the Argumentative Old Git, is unsurprisingly critical of BBC presenter Jenni Murray’s proposal that children be taught about pornography to inoculate them against its harmful effects. Somewhere along the way, Dame Jenni suggests that porn could be analyzed like, say, Jane Austin’s novels. That’s not exactly one of my research interests, but I can’t help sharing this: …
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