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What Heaven Will Be Like (If You Make It)

One of my favorite exchanges in the 1991 film Black Robe concerns the nature of the Roman Catholic understanding of heaven. Early in the film, the Jesuit missionary (i.e. 1,056 more words


Knight Notes: Disiri

This post explores the identity of Disiri and her role in the WK’s themes.

Disiri, like most characters in the WK, is based on multiple sources. 1,061 more words

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Knight Notes: The Wizard, Chapters 38-40

This post concludes the story of the WK.

Chapter 38-40:  Dragon Soldiers, It Thirsts, The River Battle

Chapter summaries

Queen Gaynor pays Able a visit in Chapter 38, and makes him a proposition. 1,779 more words

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Knight Notes: Kulili

I’ve delayed an exploration of Kulili. Given that her role in the WK ends before Able gets to Kingsdoom, it seems a good place to share it. 786 more words

Gene Wolfe

Knight Notes: What the Grail and Fleece Represent, Part 3

In the final part of this topic, I am going to review how GW integrates the legend of Cupid and Psyche into the WK.

Briefly, the legend of Cupid and Psyche: 838 more words

Gene Wolfe

The meaning of love and the power of history

I’d like to tell you about an interesting incident that took place a few years ago in one of my English classes.  We were talking about one of Shakespeare’s sonnets–I can’t remember precisely which one–and we got off into a conversation about the meaning of love.  399 more words


Most Memorable Reads

Everyone has their own favorites, but not all favorites are memorable. I, myself, tend to experience mental block everytime someone asks me what my favorite food is. 611 more words