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How To Write Mesmerizing Prose

For Writers Wanting To Improve Their Craft

Writers can learn many important, specific, things from other writers who are more experienced, skilled, talented, and knowledgeable. The three writers described here, a taste of whose beautiful work is included below, were masterfully gifted, serious craftsmen. 2,016 more words

Artists And Writers

Books in Dialogue

Incredible. I’ve probably mentioned before the semi-transcendent thrill I get when two books I happen to be reading at the same time end up having a sort of conversation with each other. 660 more words

The Fraught Privilege of Judgment

Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: it’s been on my shelf for years, lying unopened that entire time under the misguided assumption that this was a documentation of devastation funded by the Works Progress Administration. 670 more words

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Director: Charles Laughton

Writer: James Agee (Screenplay) Davis Grubb (Novel)

Starring: Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, Lillian Gish, James Gleason, Evelyn Varden


Plot: A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he’d stolen in a robbery. 450 more words


James Agee - A Death in the Family

Oooh, I’m so behind with reviews. At last count there are about 11 or 12 to catch up on. And such good books too, so I can’t quite bring myself to let any of them slip through the cracks. 796 more words

Book Reviews

Voice-Over Narration in Book-to-Film Adaptations

As a companion to PBS’s ongoing The Great American Read project, video essayist Lindsay Ellis will be presenting a series of short videos on literary topics for PBS Digital Studios. 1,014 more words


The Authentic Voice of Creative People

Creatives’ On-Going Quest for an Authentic Presence

We homo sapiens are marvels, aren’t we? Since the dawn of our species, through every era, among us have been extraordinarily artistically gifted people. 1,438 more words

Developing Talent, Human Potential And Achievement