Desperately Seeking Everett: Some Thoughts on Hermeneutic Reading

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  1. 1.

    Mark Bauerlein, The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30) (New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2008), 148.

  2. 2.

    Ibid., 66, 18.

  3. 3.

    John Willinsky, The New Literary: Redefining Reading and Writing in the Schools (New York: Routledge, 1990), 66.

  4. 4.

    Michel Foucault, Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews, ed. and intro. Donald F. Bouchard (New York: Cornell University Press, 1977), 63–64.

  5. 5.

    Ibid., 63.

  6. 6.

    Those interested can find the lyrics to “Flowers Are Red” at the Harry Chapin archive, http://www.harrychapin.com/music/flowers.shtml.

  7. 7.

    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (New York: Del Ray Books, 1979).

  8. 8.

    Ibid., 15.

  9. 9.

    See Hortico Nurseries, http://www.hortico.com/default.asp.

  10. 10.

    Graham Stuart Thomas, Perennial Garden Plan (1976; London: Frances Lincoln Limited, 2004), 381.

  11. 11.

    Frank Smith, personal communication with author, quoting his Between Hope and Havoc: Essays into Human Learning and Education (Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1995).

  12. 12.

    Charles A. Murray, Real Education: Four Simple Truths for Bringing Schools Back to Reality (New York: Crown Forum, 2008), 41.

  13. 13.

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from Underground (1864); Sigmund Freud, Totem and Taboo: Resemblances Between the Mental Lives of Savages and Neurotics (1913); Arthur Schopenhauer, The World as Will and Representation (1818); Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica (New York: Harper and Brothers, 1929); and R. M. Ballantyne, The Coral Island (1857; London: Puffin Books, 1982).

  14. 14.

    Jeremy Campbell, The Improbable Machine: What the Upheavals in Artificial Intelligence Research Reveal About How the Mind Really Works (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989), 92 passim.

  15. 15.

    Alfred North Whitehead and Bertrand Russell, Principia Mathematica, vol. 1 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1910), 7.

  16. 16.

    Campbell, Improbable Machine, 94.

  17. 17.

    See Stephen Pinker, The Language Instinct: How the Mind Creates Language (New York: HarperPerennial, 1995), 208.

  18. 18.

    John Casti, Complexification: Explaining a Paradoxical World Through the Science of Surprise (New York: HarperCollins, 1994), 155.

  19. 19.

    David S. Cloud, “VIDEO: Wrong Red Button,” Politico 44, March 6, 2009, http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/19719.html.

  20. 20.

    Casti, Complexification, 160.

  21. 21.

    Ibid., 161.

  22. 22.

    Sherry Turkle, Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet (New York: Touchstone Books, 1995), 238.

  23. 23.

    E.D. Hirsch, Jr., The Knowledge Deficit: Closing the Shocking Education Gap for American Children (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2007) and Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know (New York: Vintage Books, 1988).

  24. 24.

    Bruce Sterling, Islands in the Net (New York: Arbor House, 1988).

  25. 25.

    Ibid.

  26. 26.

    Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum (New York: Harcourt, 1989).

  27. 27.

    Erin McKean, “Redefining Definition,” New York Times, December 20, 2009, http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/20/magazine/20FOB-onlanguage-t.html.

  28. 28.

    Hamlet, The New Folger Shakespeare Library, ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine (New York: Washington Square Press, 1992), 1.5.102–5.

  29. 29.

    Wallace Stegner, Mormon Country (1942; Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1981), 325.

  30. 30.

    Murray, Real Education, 66.

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Solway, D. Desperately Seeking Everett: Some Thoughts on Hermeneutic Reading. Acad. Quest. 23, 196–211 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12129-010-9164-0

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