William Flesch

William Flesch teaches English, film, and some philosophy at Brandeis University. Among his books is Comeuppance: Costly Signaling, Altruistic Punishment, and Other Biological Components of Fiction (2008). One day he’ll finish his book on quotation, which he’s been working on forever. 


A Quotable Love Story

An Honest Ghost, a novel constructed of quotations from other novels, becomes nothing less than a powerfully moving story of love, and loss, and their precious remainders, or the story rather of how what you love is always at risk of becoming only the trace and remainder of itself....

The Evil of Banality

ldquo;I'M BLIND, I’M BLIND” is the “inevitable cry” of the stricken in José Saramago&...

Liberalism in Flight: Cowboys, Fugitives, and Political Philosophy