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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Sep.27.2013
         Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Signoret: my wife and I named our daughter after these two courageous women who were such a major part of the intellectual, artistic, and political life of twentieth century Europe and the world.  An important...
bob-mustin's picture
Jan.03.2013
Raised From the Ground, by Jose Saramago image via www.cleveland.com All writers - the ones who keep plugging away at their craft, that is - will eventually develop a style and voice uniquely theirs. I’m told that Raised From the Ground was the book that did it for Saramago, Portugal’s...
bob-mustin's picture
Oct.26.2010
Yesterday's face was a stumper, it seems - a young John Steinbeck. Steinbeck was one of the most prolific writers of his day. And that volume of work drew on problems still plaguing the U.S. today, from poorly paying, dangerous jobs to migrations caused by the Great Depression. If you want to...