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About jensenmk

My enthusiasm for French is undimmed after 27 years of teaching the language and its literature at Pacific Lutheran University (1989-2016)! Anyone curious about my other interests can browse my library at the LibraryThing link below.

Some Thoughts on Hesse’s Steppenwolf

Some interpretive notes on Hermann Hesse’s 1927 classic. Continue reading

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King Hereafter: Point of View

Dorothy Dunnett, King Hereafter, originally published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1982. Albeit difficult, even arduous, King Hereafter amply repays the effort it takes to read it.  Here is a word file showing my analysis of point of view … Continue reading

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Moral Minds: Summary and Critique

Marc D. Hauser, Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong (New York: HarperCollins, 2006).   [Thesis.  “[W]e evolved a moral instinct, a capacity that naturally grows within each child, designed to generate rapid judgments about what is morally … Continue reading

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Reading Albert Einstein

I’m looking forward to our club’s discussion, at my home on the morning of Thurs., Mar. 2, 2017, of Einstein’s Ideas and Opinions, a 1954 collection which describes itself as “an attempt to gather together, so far as is possible, in … Continue reading

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