Aesthetic Realism & Thackeray’s Henry Esmond by Eli Siegel
“Thackeray writes about the fact that men have not been interested in a woman’s mind. Women have acted as if they loved men when they didn’t, but no woman ever loved a man who didn’t want to understand her.”
Is Love a Consolation?
Reenactment of an Aesthetic Realism Lesson
“Do you want to use Cora Holland to put aside the world and conquer it, or to understand and like it?” —Eli Siegel
An Ecstatic Moment in Music
Pianist Alan Shapiro on a passage from Bach’s B Minor Mass