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bob-mustin's picture
Iron Horse Literary Review, Volume 15.3 - Nonfiction Issue 2013     Interesting that IHLR would put out an occasional nonfiction issue. Actually, not so much: for reasons I can only guess at, readers are yearning for real tales these days, and this issue gives the latest stylistic...
monty-heying's picture
Although Ernest Hemingway's early short stories are more florid, his style became almost journalistic, with writing that draws you into the current of the story before you realize it. He was a master of understatement; hyperbole was not Hem. His best prose is light and airy, almost dreamlike. His...
richard-martin's picture
UNTWITTERED: "Call me Ishmael. Some years ago -- never mind how long precisely -- having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world. It is a way I have of driving off the spleen, and...