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And What Does "An American" Look Like Also?

I had pointed out the other day that I believe as writers it is our sacred duty to provide future English literature students with Ph.D. dissertation topics. 633 more words


Ten Facts About Cooperstown, New York

Virtually every baseball fan knows that the Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown, New York.  But what do we know about Cooperstown, N.Y.?  I’ve been to Cooperstown a couple of times, though it’s been nearly twenty years since I’ve had the opportunity to visit the Hall of Fame.   433 more words


Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Huntly, and the American Gothic Forest

Charles Brockden Brown is often cited as America’s first Gothic novelist, but frequently, James Fenimore Cooper and Nathaniel Hawthorne are credited with taking the Gothic out of European castles and placing it in the American forest. 991 more words

Classic Gothic Novels

Dramatis Personae

“But luxury has never appealed to me, I like simple things, books, being alone, or with somebody who understands.”

Daphne du Maurier

Books are images, ideas, conversations.

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Twain On Cooper

I think everyone who ever wrote a book of any sort wants a review. I have had a number of them, mostly mixed — including a couple that seemed to have been written by a person who never opened the book! 1,275 more words

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Go West Young Man, Go West!

Go West Young Man, Go West!

By Rory C. Keel

“Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men where ever he goes.” – Outlaw Josey Wales… 278 more words