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Magic in the Moonlight & It's a Wonderful Life

Happiness is the state of being well deceived; the serene peaceful state of being a fool among knaves — Jonathan Swift, The Tale of a Tub, 1704…

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20th Century Culture

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote vs. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a non-fiction novel based on the murder of the Clutter family, husband and wife, son and daughter, all four killed in their own home by Perry Smith and his accomplice Dick Hickock in 1959. 1,401 more words

Book Review

'Christ In Concrete' by Pietro di Donato

Christ In Concrete by Pietro di Donato, 1938

The magic trick:

Painfully descriptive writing about the construction accident

The Christian symbols and metaphors in the story are laid on a bit thick for my tastes. 250 more words


The Grapes of Wrath: An Eternal Classic

I was required to read this book for a university American Lit. course and didn’t think much of it then, but, at the time, everything was postmodernism and ‘realism’ was, generally, frowned upon. 339 more words


George R. Stewart, THE YEAR OF THE OATH

After several months, the Earth Abides Project weblog is back. The long “vacation” was necessary as this writer wandered for a time, then settled in to a summer of volunteering as a Camp Host in an isolated Forest Service Campground. 538 more words

American Literature

An Introduction to Puritan Spirituality

This is one of the places where we absolutely have to set aside our biases and our own ways of seeing the world to see what Bradford saw, and believe me, what he saw was pretty terrible. 662 more words

American Literature

Let's be Ernest

One of the forerunners in American Literature, Ernest Hemingway has given this world a great collection of work from his pen. If you’re reading this page then you must feel the same way. 91 more words