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A Poem, a History, a Novel

This fall Dianne, Lynette and I are reading the following books:

World Literature

The Book Trail: From William Maxwell to Tommaso Landolfi

I begin with a book by one of my favourite, and sadly very underrated, authors today, and use Goodreads as my guide to come up with seven more tomes which ‘Readers Also Enjoyed’. 692 more words

Yiddish Writers/3

Isaac Bashevis Singer was the only Yiddish writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature (Elie Wiesel, whose first book, And the World Remained Silent… 355 more words

World Literature

…In a great ocean of nonknowledge;

So there is a chance that you can always grow when you see continuous learning as a way of life. 65 more words

Poetry & Quote

Lexical Luxury

Take such words as “A poor man.” How many expressions are there in English for poor? You can say: “a poor man, a pauper, a beggar, a mendicant, a panhandler,” and this exhausts all that can be said about it. 138 more words

World Literature

Cryptoquote Spoiler - 06/03/17

“Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.”   —   Isaac Bashevis Singer

(Very true!  This is our second Isaac Bashevis Singer quote in about a week!  26 more words

Entertainment

Flip the Script Friday: Isaac Bashevis Singer and Eve Friedman, Teibele And Her Demon

In honor of the triumphant return of Twin Peaks, and because I still have the book out from the library, here’s another selection from  735 more words