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The Symbol of the West

This Quote Tuesday I wanted to talk about a symbol that I realized has been cropping up in a lot of the quotes I like recently. 565 more words


Randall Jarrell Part Four

This article appeared in The Nation on Sunday March 15 2015

The Cruel Critic

After the Second World War, Jarrell achieved a measure of success, financial security, critical esteem and happiness. 1,604 more words

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Anne Stanton

Speaking of sheltered people, my mind keeps returning to the character of Anne Stanton in Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men.  (Spoilers ahead, for anyone who hasn’t read it!)  I had never really understood why Anne got involved with Willie Stark toward the end of the book.   851 more words

Winter in Kentucky, c. 1810

I recently finished reading Robert Penn Warren’s remarkable narrative poem Brother To Dragons: A Tale in Verse and Voices. The poem concerns a real incident that occurred near Paducah, Kentucky—the murder of a slave by Thomas Jefferson’s two nephews in 1811. 351 more words

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10 Important American Writers

You Don’t Know About

King Solomon says in Ecclesiastes, “To the making of many books there is no end and much devotion to them is wearisome to the flesh.” Maybe that’s why the literary canon appears both in flux and static. 1,788 more words


Books on my To Read List

  • All the Kings Men by Robert Penn Warren
  • An American Tragedy by Theadore Dreiser
  • And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
  • Atonement by Ian McEwan…
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Book #7: Brother to Dragons, by Robert Penn Warren

I certainly didn’t expect to be writing again so quickly, but that just means I’m making more progress on my reading. I started Robert Penn Warren’s  177 more words