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Forgotten Faith

In the novel Out of This Furnace, Thomas Bell belittled the role of religion in the lives of the Slovak immigrants. The Slovaks subsisted miserably. 260 more words

American Literature

Philip K. Dick

I’m not much but I’m all I have. — Philip K. Dick, Martian Time-Slip. (Vintage; Reissue edition May 30, 1995) Originally published 1964.


10 Very Short American Poems Everyone Should Read

The best short poems by American poets

In the past, we’ve offered a crash course in Victorian poetry by choosing ten incredibly short poems by Victorian writers, as a sort of ‘taste test’ for the style and themes of Victorian verse. 938 more words


William Stafford

but like a bell rung deep till dawn
I drove down an aisle of sound,
nothing real but in the bell,
past the town where I was born. 63 more words


Herman Melville

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody’s expense but his own. 16 more words


William Carlos Williams

Let the snake wait under
his weed
and the writing
be of words, slow and quick, sharp
to strike, quiet to wait,

– through metaphor to reconcile… 32 more words