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Paul Dunbar's "Majors and Minors:" Published 120 Years Ago.

One hundred and twenty years ago the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar published the volume that propelled him into wider prominence: Majors and Minors. This was Dunbar’s second volume of poetry. 839 more words

“Familiar Spanish Travels” by William Dean Howells

A review by Robert Bovington

In October 1911, American William Dean Howells travelled to Spain. The author wrote about his experiences in “Familiar Spanish Travels”. 540 more words


Mood Monday-Hey Rosetta!-Promise

Mood Monday

What is a promise? A declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing, or that a particular thing will happen.

Okay, now, what is… promise? 544 more words


The Rise of Silas Lapham by William Dean Howells

For a young and energetic nation, American novels really do tend to be pretty serious and dire. I mean, it might not seem that way. There are funny novels here and there. 410 more words


Faith by William Dean Howells


If I lay waste and wither up with doubt
The blessed fields of heaven where once my Faith
Possessed itself serenely safe from death; 45 more words


American Authors - WIF Unknown HOF

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