Monday, July 12, 2010

Winnie the Pooh explains Sehnsucht

image by danske

"...although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called." - WtheP

I just picked up an essay I wrote last semester - The home and frontier in American literature and film: Sennsucht and the civilising force.

I was surprised to learn my lecturer had not read the Carson McCuller's essay, "Look Homeward, Americans", that I based it on. McCullers' essay was originally brought to my attention through discussing sehnsucht on here. So by extension, my lecturer is thanking you, the blog world, as am I. It was a great springboard to think from, even if painful to squeeze into academic form. I think Sehnsucht is something I will continue to come back to, especially as The Weight of Glory by C.S Lewis is still on my to read list.

1 comment:

luce said...

Winnie the Pooh!!!!!