I'm not sure why this is an important topic, but here 'tis: 1.Sebastian Flyte, the eccentric drunkard at the heart of Evelyn Waugh’s novel Brideshead Revisited, after describing the degrees of religious devotion in his English Catholic family, finally confesses to Charles Ryder: via http://www.themillions.comRead More The Millions : Where Have All the Catholic Writers Gone?
It's small wonder that in our postmodern world we gravitate toward spectacle and image. Perhaps we're in a transition era to radically new paradigms, but, as the December 2011 issue of Harper's Magazine makes clear, we continue to present ourselves with more dilemmas, more questions, than answers. Novelist-physicist Alan Lightman makes the case in his […]Read More Sometimes Reality is Unsatisfying
Admittedly, such lists turn out to be advertising ploys, but there are at least three books here that intrigue me… via http://www.thedailybeast.comRead More 10 Books That You Might Have Missed but Shouldn’t – The Daily Beast
Keep at it, writers! Before they became celebrated authors, most literary figures had day jobs. When did they start thinking of themselves as "writers"? via http://www.theatlantic.comRead More When Does a Writer Become a Writer? – Betsy Morais – Entertainment – The Atlantic
Zeniths & Zephyrs – Mountain Peaks and Soft Breezes Recently, my good friend and writing colleague Rachel Riggsby handed me a copy of this anthology of Appalachian writing. It was put together by a member of the Appalachian Authors Guild, Doris Musick, and as with most anthologies, it was a one-time affair. I have the […]Read More Both Refined and Rough-Hewn
Stephen Colbert: "Thanksgiving is a magical time of year when families across the country join together to raise America's obesity statistics. Personally, I love Thanksgiving traditions: watching football, making pumpkin pie, and saying the magic phrase that sends your aunt storming out of the dining room to sit in her car."Read More Happy Thanksgiving (but don’t let this happen to you)