Monthly Archives: February 2015

The Ordeal of Richard Feverel

This passage refers to the previous post on E. M. Forster’s Howard’s End:  Connecting with Nature in Forster’s Forests The Ordeal of Richard Feverel by George Meredith is referred to by Mr. Bast in Howard’s End as leading to his own … Continue reading

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The Child of the Open Sea

  This short poetic story is by Jules Supervielle, a French poet who spent much of his life in Montevideo,Uruguay. How had that floating street been created? What sailors, with the aid of what architects, had built it in mid-Atlantic, … Continue reading

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In the Waters of Regard

 an essay by D. L. Pughe What becomes of those creatures who find our way into our homes so far removed from the wilds?  How do we reckon with our desire to know and understand them?  And how do we … Continue reading

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In the Thick of the Woods

This is an excerpt from A Different Acquaintance by D. L. Pughe Mayer thought himself a creature of the forest, familiar with dark thickets in the still of the night. Perhaps he was a deer, but he knew his slow, … Continue reading

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Being in Dog TIme

This essay by D. L. Pughe originally appeared in BARK Magazine. “An hour is not merely an hour, it is a vase full of scents and sounds and projects and climates, and what we call reality is a certain connection between these immediate … Continue reading

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Dispatching Echoes

  an excerpt from A Different Acquaintance, a novel by D. L. Pughe Mayer is on his side again, on a slim leather couch in the cramped but magical guest room of his old friend János, a professor at the … Continue reading

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Spinozahuis

This essay by D. L. Pughe first appeared in NEST Magazine. A few years ago I traveled to The Netherlands seeking out two of the homes of Spinoza which still remain. I wanted to see how he had lived, this … Continue reading

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