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Moby Dick: A Literary Review

May 2, 2014 by


It is difficult to understate the importance of Herman Melville’s Moby Dick, which remains an important novel for anyone interested in American Literature. It is a novel exploring the determination and destiny of the individual, full of stylistic virtuosity and scholastic versatility. Though Melville was ridiculed for the book by his contemporaries, it was later applauded as a brilliant example of all that American Literature strived to be.

The first American novel, William Brown’s The Power of Sympathy was published today in 1789. Now WE know em

January 21, 2013 by


Originally posted on carl-leonard:
William Hill Brown was born in Boston in November of 1765. Much of Brown’s personal history has been left unrecorded: only three examples of his handwriting remain. Two of these examples are simply inscriptions in books. The most telling of the three examples, however, was a letter that Brown wrote to a…

Mission Flats

January 13, 2013 by


Originally posted on marysilvabooks:
Good Sunday morning, and a very happy birthday to my dad, who’s still tearing around like a teenager and loving life. I hope to be exactly like him when I turn…well, let’s just say today’s birthday ends in a zero and leave it at that. 😉 This week’s read was Mission Flats, written…

10 Best Photography Books for Beginners + 20 More to Consider

December 20, 2012 by


Here I have collected 10 photography books for beginners that are easy to read and understand, even if you have never worked with a camera before. See on

Word on Writing: Penelope Fitzgerald

December 14, 2012 by


Originally posted on A Few Reasonable Words:
Novelist Penelope Fitzgerald I have tried, in describing these books of mine, to say something about my life. In my last two novels I have taken a journey outside of myself. Innocence takes place in Italy in the late 1950s. The Beginning of Spring in Moscow in 1913.…

Crossing off the first item on the bucket list: I saw Stephen King!

December 13, 2012 by


Originally posted on Curious Jac:
Apologies for being absent for so long. This holiday season has been … busy. Very, very busy. I wondered how I’d find time to even blog my utter excitement at this killer trip I just took. I maybe decided that I’d simply jazz up an email I sent to a…

Book Review: Life Form by Amélie Nothomb

December 12, 2012 by


Originally posted on Of Books and Reading:
Title: Life Form Author: Amélie Nothomb Publisher: Europa Editions ISBN: 978-1-60945-088-5 Genre: Literary Fiction, Novella Pages: 125 Source: Publisher Rating: 4/5 I had heard of Amélie Nothomb but had never gotten around to reading anything by her. Till I picked up her latest novella, “Life Form” and was…

J.R. Moehringer’s SUTTON

December 11, 2012 by