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boundary 2 (2002) 29 (2): 1-28.
Published: 01 May 2002
...: Louis Menand’s The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America.1 It is a vast, sprawl- ing account of the origins of pragmatism in the insular social milieu of 1. Louis Menand, The Metaphysical Club: A Story of Ideas in America (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2001). Hereafter, subsequent...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 197-215.
Published: 01 February 2008
...” (“Humming Along,” London Review of Books, January 4, 2007, 12). Louis Menand subjected the novel to Aristotelian standards in his review, calling it a “family revenge drama” (“Do the Math,” New Yorker 82, no. 39 [November 27, 2006]: 170–72); the Tra- verse family’s story, as I understand it, is in...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 57-90.
Published: 01 February 2010
... young astray or, worse, lead them to their death. In relation to freedom, Lu Xun expressed something similar to Louis Menand’s observation, “Coercion is natural; freedom is artificial,” which is less counterintuitive than it appears at first glance. As Menand goes on to say, “Freedoms are...
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boundary 2 (2000) 27 (1): 97-119.
Published: 01 February 2000
...- vard University Press, 1996), and Louis Menand, ed., The Future of Academic Freedom (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1996)—in a review essay, ‘‘Academic Freedom and the Idea of a University English Academy Review 15 (1999...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 113-137.
Published: 01 May 2014
... admire and read quite a lot of James Wood, who seems to be an interesting critic, but obviously I don’t do the same kind of things he does. In recent years, I’ve been reading some short pieces by Louis Menand, who seems to have a similar spread of interests, and yet when I read any one piece of...