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Rand's Theory of Objectivism

My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute.” 556 more words

American Literature

His Family

Ernest Poole, author of The Harbor and Giants Gone was the first novelist to win the Pulitzer Prize and he won it for His Family… 314 more words


'Three Players Of A Summer Game' by Tennessee Williams

Three Players Of A Summer Game by Tennessee Williams, 1952

The magic trick:

Telling the story through the eyes of a neighbor

This story recalls to mind both a story SSMT discussed last summer – Peter Taylor’s masterful… 324 more words


The Evolution of Female Education

In Zitkala-Sa’s American Indian Stories, she provides insight into a different kind of education she received as a child. The culture of Native Americans is vastly different than the western culture and as was the type of education young people received. 375 more words

American Women Writers

Magic Bleeds

Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series is definitely getting better over time. As the story advances, the snarky, quirky heroine brings the reader to a new bloody adventure with a personal touch to the prevailing case. 881 more words


Lore Lords & Ladies

A while ago, I started a new, and ongoing, art project: Lore Lords & Ladies! The idea was to create faux ‘Gang’ patches for literature lovers. 40 more words


I received this tweet the other day from a local friend:

@andreabadgley might like this. RT @BookRiot: saga of guy who got locked in a bookstore… …

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