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Lapham Rising by Roger Rosenblatt

I’ve been weeding damaged & stained fiction in our storage stacks at the library, and then shifting. So I’m literally touching every fiction book in storage, which is reminding me of authors I want to read. 251 more words

You write, yet you don’t always understand what you’ve written. And you’re not always understood. And you’re never fully understood. And this is a good thing–writing and creating mysteries.

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Bricoleur

The Biggest Mystery of All

So, today, I finished a novel, The Department of Speculation, in the bathtub, and I thought it was right and proper that I was absolutely, stark naked because this novel is such a wonder that it humbled me. 528 more words

Read A Mystery

Short Take: Thomas Murphy - Roger Rosenblatt

Rosenblatt has garnered many fans of his delicate insightful nonfiction since his breakout memoir, Making Toast in 2010. In this outing he returns to fiction with a wry, poignant rumination on love and human attachment told by an aging poet with memory loss who falls in love with the wife of an acquaintance. 188 more words

Books

Lit Fest: The Weekend Your Parents Warned You About

I hope you’re all nursed your Deb Ball hangovers, because it’s time for what is undoubtedly the most uninhibited weekend of debauchery on campus: the annual  348 more words

Culture

Write from the heart

Sometimes life pulls us away from those things we love so we might tend to other pressing matters. This is where I am now in my life. 637 more words

Anne Frank's final entry

ON THIS DATE in 1944, fifteen-year-old Anne Frank made the final entry in that would be published as The Diary of a Young Girl. Three days later, her secret annexe in Amsterdam was raided and Anne shipped off to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in northern Germany, where she would die. 88 more words