Blandings Castle: The Genius of the Place

By |2013-12-20T18:07:08-05:00August 10th, 2013|Categories: Books, Daniel McInerny|Tags: |

I write today in celebration of P.G. Wodehouse’s sublimely mirthful Blandings stories, one of literary history’s greatest achievements in comic art. I want to submit that the genius of Blandings Castle is its resemblance to the Garden of Eden, the terrestrial paradise. In submitting as much I make no pretense of originality. It was [...]

Reading for Fun and Freedom: P.G. Wodehouse

By |2019-02-25T13:24:21-05:00April 6th, 2013|Categories: Books, Featured, Liberal Learning, Literature, Western Tradition|Tags: |

Does our recreational reading matter? We could consider the whole realm of recreation and entertainment in a free and virtuous society, but for the purposes of this essay I shall focus on a particularly important form of recreation: reading. Reading is obviously one of the most essentially human things we do. Reading makes possible [...]