Old-fashioned argued criticism: Book Reviews and Critiques from 2008 to 2012. The title is derived from these words by Ralph Waldo Emerson: "There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world."
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer. From "The American Scholar", a speech given by Emerson on August 31, 1837.