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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through April 26 2015

While doing some online research on Walt Whitman's Song of Myself, a poem Mickle Maher cribs and corrupts to singular effect in his nearly perfect new play Song About Himself, I clicked onto a website called, which purports to be "the authoritative source for original and insightful articles and ideas on a broad range of topics related to the humanities." Some unseen roving intelligence—the one that skulks behind nearly every website, throwing up enticements to click on things other than what you've sought out—suggested a different articlemyriad essay, unrelated to Whitman. I clicked and got this: "An analysis of the novel 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad as well as some of the important themes in 'Heart of Darkness' by Conrad for that matter as well as the novel 'The Death of Ivan Ilych' by Tolstoy leads the reader to conclude that it is and 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad that is the more modernist of the two." Continue reading >>

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