Sunday, April 5, 2009

Poetry by Heart

According Jim Holt, Clive James wrote in Cultural Amnesia (2007), "the future of the humanities as a common possession depends on the restoration of a simple, single ideal: getting poetry by heart." Holt's essay on memorizing poetry, "Got Poetry?" was published in the New York Times (April 5, 2009).

Reviews of Cultural Amnesia:
Tom on (January 13, 2008).
Clive James writes regularly for The Times (  
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