Willis Goth Regier

Willis Goth Regier is the author of Quotology and Book of the Sphinx. He has written on the Arabian Nights, Erasmus’s Adages, and the Zibaldone of Leopardi for World Literature Today.

  • The cover to Andrew Hui's A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter superimposed over an ancient Chinese text
    August 20, 2019 | Willis Goth Regier
    Zhu Xi 朱熹 (1130–1200 CE), “How to Read” 論語集注, in Sishu jizhu 四書集注, Sibu beiyao edition (National University of Singapore) In A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter (Princeton U...
  • October 31, 2017 | Willis Goth Regier
    Statue of Erasmus near the Collegium Trilingue in Louvain / Photo by Nick Thompson Desiderius Erasmus (1466?–1536) made big books from little things. A literary lapidary, he compiled proverbs, anecdo...
  • Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in an 1843 drawing by their younger brother, Ludwig Emil Grimm.
    August 26, 2015 | Willis Goth Regier
      From Grimm’s Fairy Tales, translated from the German by Margaret Hunt, illustrated by John B. Gruelle (Cupples & Leon, 1914). A review of The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Br...
  • Portrait of Giacomo Leopardi by A. Ferrazzi
    October 6, 2014 | Willis Goth Regier
    Portrait of Giacomo Leopardi (1798–1837) by A. Ferrazzi(Casa Leopardi, Recanati, Italy, 1820). Source: Wikipedia. A review of Zibaldone, by Giacomo Leopardi. Ed. Michael Caesar...

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