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