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Taking a break 

I’m away from my computer for the next week. So no new posts until 25 April.

Spenser, too 

Having lamented the appropriation of “Homer” to refer solely to the Simpson pater familias, I now find the same with “Spenser”. I suspect I’m an extreme rarity these days in having read all of Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queene (when I was studying English at Princeton, the course on Spenser and the renaissance epic was considered the department’s equivalent of organic chemistry — tough material and a huge workload). So when I saw Spenser is back, with color and a juicy moral dilemma from the Boston Globe book review section in my news aggregator, I expected some interesting new material about Edmund. Wrong again.

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