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of Noam Chomsky, born in Philadelphia in 1928.
Widely considered to be the father of modern
linguistics, he is also
renowned as a political dissident and a libertarian
intellectual. He began developing his theory
grammar - that there is a universal grammar innate
to the human
brain - in the 1950s, producing Syntactic
Structures (1957) which is now regarded as one
of the most
important texts in linguistics. Chomsky's
approach to the study
of language has altered the philosophy of language
and mind, and
contributed to the cognitive revolution in
The Snow Merchant
And I Quote...
The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame ~ Oscar Wilde
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our favourite authors, Kent Haruf. Here you can read a recent piece of his writing in the current issue of Grant Magazine.
Rainer Maria Rilke
You don't survive in me
because of memories;
nor are you mine because
of a lovely longing's strength.
What does make you present
is the ardent detour
that a slow tenderness
traces in my blood.
I do not need
to see you appear;
being born sufficed for me
to lose you a little less.
Translated by A. Poulin