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The Portable Dorothy Parker

Introduction Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) was an early 20th century writer and wit among a large crowd of the names that echo to our day.  I don’t mean to say she was insignificant, but rather a member of an unofficial anti-establishment … Continue reading

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Wuthering Heights

I found him in the streets. Ah, adaptations.  Furthering my argument that I cannot read a book before seeing its adapted movie is Wuthering Heights (2012)–I say 2012, but it came out virtually everywhere else a whole year ago in one of … Continue reading

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All Quiet on the Western Front

How senseless is everything that can ever be written, done, or thought, when such things are possible. There is a style in some books.  The sentences are short, but each one expresses something profound because every moment in the story … Continue reading

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An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

Launch not beyond your depth, but be discreet And mark that point where sense and dullness meet. As I mentioned in my review of All Quiet on the Western Front (1929), I am not learned in the poetic arts.  I … Continue reading

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