September 14, 2013

Genius and Unpredictability

By Amit Majmudar

We all know that which book or author “takes off” and which one doesn’t is, at least in part, a matter of chance. The process by which large numbers of […]

August 13, 2013

Tangent on a Line by John Burgon

By Amit Majmudar

  Consider the one-hit-wonder nature of some lines, poems, and poets. Like the famous description of “A rose-red city half as old as time,” which comes from the now-forgotten sonnet […]