“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, March 22, 2012

A Listener Writes from the UK

Dear Professor Morton,

I would like to thank you for downloading your 'How to read any poem' class. I am a mature student taking my English Literature 'A' Level after an absence of twenty five years from the classroom. Your class has helped bring so many aspects of poetry to life for me and has been an invaluable resource each week. I am confident my high grades can be directly attributed to all I have gained from listening to your class. A whole new understanding of poetry has been opened up to me thanks to you (and Stephen Fry!).


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