A Denouement and a Bit of a Summary

Anna Karenina – Section Eight, by Leo Tolstoy   image via pinkofperfection.com Vronsky has received a note from Anna, written prior to her following him to the train station – begging him to return to her.  With this in hand, and as he learns of Anna’s death, he’s devastated. Since he’s a soldier, he determines…

Good and Evil in Story

The Name Of The Rose, by Umberto Eco – Part 2    Image via literarytransgressions.wordpress.com It’s sometimes difficult in the best novels to separate philosophy from literature. I think this is because their authors  (and you have to read a bit of literary theory to see how the two are commingled) seek, as in the…

Guess The Line #6

Kudos again to Ron Goldstein for his persistence in naming yesterday's line: it was from Les Miserables, by Victor Hugo. Today's line (well, more a complex thought than a line) is from a work of one of the U.S.'s great writers:   "I believe that there is one story in the world, and only one….