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"Meinkumph eyes"

His stove. His inability to wait, his turn.
His unpleasant impatience. His arrogance.
I once met the most reprehensible man in the world.
I called him a narcissist, a monster, a selfish pig, 174 more words


Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Blessed is the Field

In the late heat the snakeroot and goldenrod run high,
White and gold, the steaming flowers, green and gold,
The acid-bitten leaves….It is good to say first… 404 more words


J. D. Salinger

Keep me up till five because all your stars are out, and for no other reason. — J. D. Salinger, Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction… 6 more words


How fair was Twain's critique of Cooper's literary style?

I think Twain’s critique of Cooper’s literary style was reasonable. Fair or not his input is valuable. He is was a very well known and celebrated author. 434 more words


Leonard Nathan

There’s nothing left
except what you are
and that tugs insistently
downward toward the moth shadows
of sleep. Good morning!

—Leonard Nathan, from “Something Happens And,” … 6 more words


Jack Gilbert

The Great Fires

Love is apart from all things.
Desire and excitement are nothing beside it.
It is not the body that finds love.
What leads us there is the body. 185 more words


A Very Short Biography of Edith Wharton

The interesting life of a classic American novelist

In his Lives of the Novelists: A History of Fiction in 294 Lives, John Sutherland calls Edith Wharton’s life ‘fascinating’. 505 more words