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Tag Archives: Literature
I belong to a book club. The members chose The Professor’s House by Willa Cather as our book for December. Tonight I put down the book I was reading and began this one. It opens with a university professor named … Continue reading
Marlow repeatedly refers to Jim as, “one of us.” Why does Conrad find this so important? If Jim is “one of us,” does Conrad believe that we (us) have a reservoir of maturity that we keep hidden from ourselves, which … Continue reading
Thor Heyerdahl risked all by crossing 3,770 nautical miles of Pacific Ocean—without escort—in a balsa wood raft with five men to prove that the Polynesians could have descended from people originally living in what is now Peru. And to make … Continue reading
I read a used copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray in which the previous owner underlined only passages of little importance, and felt it unimportant to underline anything that actually is. It’s as if that reader entirely missed the … Continue reading
Last night I did what I should not: watched a bad movie based on a great book. The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper is a novel about friendship, loyalty, sacrifice, honor, race and family. The movie is … Continue reading