Fog City, by Bill Abbott (Creative Commons, Flickr)

Life Lessons from ‘The City’ – @DeanKoontz #Quotes

There's a certain magic that happens when we allow the power of words to wash over us, to rock us to the core--until we...
Monkey Beyond Bars - Nils Fieseler

Inspiring ‘Lolita’ – Why Vladimir Nabokov Wrote The Novel

In "On a Book Entitled Lolita," Vladimir Nabokov wrote: "As far as I can recall, the initial shiver of inspiration was somehow prompted by a...
Dublin

Banning ‘Ulysses’ – A History of Controversy For James Joyce’s Famous Book

Yes, Ulysses is one of the greatest works from the 20th century, and it was written by one of the greatest Irish master writers....

Book Versions of Anna – Perspective on Translation

When I'm speaking of Anna, I'm talking about Anna Karenina, one of the most famous and tumultuous novels by Leo Tolstoy. It's a torrid...

Boston Tea Party

We can follow the long progression of Colonial sentiments in the Revolutionary Period, from the initial rumblings through the Declaration of Independence and the founding of a...
Burning Girls

Burning Girls – Read #Tor

It's a 48-page novella--packed with beautiful (and dark) imagery--all from the rich imagination of Veronica Schanoes.The piece is about coming-of-age tale, combined with deep-seated...
Mark Twain - Huckleberry Finn

What do writers say about ‘Huckleberry Finn’? #MarkTwain

You may already be familiar with the historical controversies surrounding The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain. But, what specifically, have writers said...
Japan

Founding Japan

Feb 11, 660 BC, is the date traditionally associated with the founding of Japan by Emperor Jimmu (神武天皇 Jimmu-Tenno, meaning "Divine Might"). According to...
Nebraska - Willa Cather

Why is Willa Cather important?

Like me, you may have first discovered Willa Cather through My Antonia. Perhaps, you learned to love her style and prose, the dark irony...

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