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What Robert Penn Warren Might Say about Go Set a Watchman

Earlier this month, I joined several other posters at the Faculty Lounge providing thoughts on Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman.  I commend the whole series to you but in case you are interested in what RPW might have said, I have reposted that entry here.   1,199 more words

A Force of Nature: The Life and Work of Jesse Stuart

He was born in Greenup County, Kentucky, the son of poor parents who moved from one Kentucky hill farm to another, working hard to make the land pay. 5,100 more words

Kentucky Backroads... Presidents, Poets, and Camels, Oh My!

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors…Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” 1,126 more words

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'When The Light Gets Green' by Robert Penn Warren

When The Light Gets Green by Robert Penn Warren, 1936

The magic trick:

Establishing the story’s theme in the first three sentences

Memory and the tricks it plays is a recurring theme on this blog. 425 more words


Will You Remember a Story?

Quotes and Notes #269, July 31

“Tell me a story.
In this century, and moment, of mania, tell me a story.
Make it a story of great distances and starlight.

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Virtue, Luck, Mental Health, and Pedophilia

In All the King’s Men, there is a tender scene where teenage Jack Burden and Anne Stanton find themselves alone in the house after a rainstorm and almost, but not quite, make love for the first time.   1,055 more words