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robert-earle's picture
Mar.10.2013
  Lional Asbo: State of England is the first book I've read by Martin Amis.  I don't think it will be the last, though it's hard to imagine a novel, or a writer, so lathered in its satire that often you can't tell what's going on…or decide whether anyone who lives as comfortable a life in...
steven-belanger's picture
Jan.14.2013
Photo: The Golden Globe   A few quick things about the [see title]:   --Yes, I can be a big fan of football games and yet still watch the Golden Globes.  (In fact, I was told recently that I know the sport perhaps a little too well.)  One of my favorite high school memories...
michael-seidel's picture
Oct.15.2012
My wife and I espied a van as we were driving.  Its side shouted in red script, "We'll clean the dickens out of your home." I laughed.  "I never understood that expression." I remembered my grandfather sternly telling me that he'd spank the dickens out of me if I did something again....
sherry-parnell's picture
Sep.05.2012
“Does this make me look fat?” How many times have you been cornered into answering this question?  Or how many times have you asked this question?  We are living in a weight-obsessed, body conscious society even though ironically two-thirds of U.S. adults are overweight or obese. There...
robert-earle's picture
Jun.24.2012
Becoming Dickens: The invention of a novelist is a really good book.  I don’t normally come out and say something like that right from the start, but this book is elaborately researched, perceptive, intriguing, and very well written.  The Charles Dickens who appears here is...
reid-gomez's picture
May.20.2012
"Criticism was expected to monitor year by year, perhaps even month by month, Russian progress in producing timeless materpieces.  Russian literature, focused on its 'thick journals.' became a periodical quest for cultural immortality."  from Gary Saul Morson's Introductory Study to A...
steven-belanger's picture
Apr.26.2012
Following is the beginning of my interview at a cool website for newbie and professional writers, The Writer's Block, at Raychelle-Writes.blogspot.com.  Specifically, you can find my interview here.  But it's an interesting site, so look around!     Welcome to The Writer’s...
dale-estey's picture
Feb.13.2012
Kafka read a fair amount of Dickens, albeit in translation. He based his plotting technique and atmosphere for Amerika on Dickens' David Copperfield. But, as he indicates in his diary entry of 08 October 1917, he had reservations of Dickens along with his enthusiasm: "The Stoker is a sheer...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.18.2012
It was - generally - the worst of times.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   HOME» CULTURE» CHARLES DICKENS Dickens's London: in pictures Lower Fore Street, a narrow cobblestoned street in Lambeth, pictured in 1865. This industrial area became very densely populated over the Victorian...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.26.2010
Just as we were about to sit down to Christmas dinner last night, the power went out (What with the snow, you just had to know...). So the missus and I had a nice candlelight dinner. It might have even seemed a bit romantic had I not had this case of bronchitis and were we not worried about the...