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Apr.04.2011
To be published later in book form
WHAT I BELIEVE (BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO) by  A. COLIN WRIGHT 1. Introduction and Conventions   How I started all this. I first wrote down “What I believe” for myself, so as to clarify those conclusions about life I had arrived at over the years. For me, it was important to be able to justify my beliefs intellectually, for my own satisfaction. But in trying to...
Article
Apr.04.2011
To be published later in book form
WHAT I BELIEVE (BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO) by  A. COLIN WRIGHT 1. Introduction and Conventions   How I started all this. I first wrote down “What I believe” for myself, so as to clarify those conclusions about life I had arrived at over the years. For me, it was important to be able to justify my beliefs intellectually, for my own satisfaction. But in trying to...
Article
Apr.04.2011
To be published later in book form
WHAT I BELIEVE (BUT YOU DON’T HAVE TO) by  A. COLIN WRIGHT 1. Introduction and Conventions   How I started all this. I first wrote down “What I believe” for myself, so as to clarify those conclusions about life I had arrived at over the years. For me, it was important to be able to justify my beliefs intellectually, for my own satisfaction. But in trying to...
Article
Mar.22.2011
My translation published in Russian in Личность и творчество М. А. Булгакова в социокультурном контексте 20-21 веков: К 120-летию со дня рождения Мастера, Материалы III международной заочной научной конференции <Поэтика художественного текста>. Ч. 1, Борисоглебск, 2010.
Bulgakov and the Question of Greatness—A Reassessmentby A. Colin Wright In recent years I have got away somewhat from Bulgakov  and turned my attention to my other love, creative writing.  I have been occupied with this for most of my life—with stories in literary magazines, articles, and finally a novel published,  plus plays still awaiting production, many...
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Oct.21.2010
                                                                                                   Rewriting St. JohnRecently I’ve frequently had to pass someone’s door with a biblical quotation pinned to it that irritates, if not offends, me every time: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not...
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Oct.21.2010
                                                                                                   Rewriting St. JohnRecently I’ve frequently had to pass someone’s door with a biblical quotation pinned to it that irritates, if not offends, me every time: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not...
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Oct.21.2010
                                                                                                   Rewriting St. JohnRecently I’ve frequently had to pass someone’s door with a biblical quotation pinned to it that irritates, if not offends, me every time: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not...
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Oct.21.2010
                                                                                                   Rewriting St. JohnRecently I’ve frequently had to pass someone’s door with a biblical quotation pinned to it that irritates, if not offends, me every time: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not...
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Jun.08.2010
I recently had the good fortune to see a performance of the famous Oberammergau Passion Play—originating in 1633 when the inhabitants of a small village in southern Germany, ravaged by the plague, vowed to perform the story of Christ’s passion every ten years. From that time on no one died of the plague, and the play has continued to be performed at the end of...
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Apr.29.2010
[date] Dear [name of agent, or editor],“I’m a librarian and I kissed a film star once. I touched her nipples too. At least, I think I did.” So begins the first story in my 75,000-word collection, A Cupboardful of Shoes. Horatio Humphries, on a rough Atlantic crossing, strikes up a brief friendship with star Hélène Martin, while his twin brother Arnold doesn’t...