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Fears of Insurrection in Hawthorne's "My Kinsman, Major Molineux."

Lately, I have been focusing on the Africanist presence in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Minister’s Black Veil,” and this exploration has led me to consider it in other texts written by Hawthorne, specifically “ 1,267 more words

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Lincoln in the Bardo

 Lincoln in the Bardo
George Saunders (2017)
Bloomsbury Publishing, 2017

Whatever the former fellow (willie) had, must now be given back (is given back gladly) as it never was mine (never his) and therefore is not being taken away, not at all! 393 more words


Robert Penn Warren

Accept these images for what they are—
Out of the past a fragile element
Of substance into accident.
I would speak honestly and of a full heart; 42 more words


Jorie Graham

                           This is the force
of faith. Nobody gets
what they want. Never again are you the same. The longing
is to be pure. What you get is to be changed. 25 more words


Quote of the Week: Rainbow

We get only transient and partial glimpses of the beauty of the world. Standing at the right angle, we are dazzled by the colors of the rainbow in colorless ice.

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Linda Gregg

You return when you feel like it, like rain.
And like rain you are tender, with the rain’s inept tenderness.
A passion so general I could be anywhere. 51 more words