Literary Shorthand: What Hemingway’s “A Moveable Feast” Can Teach Readers About a Useful Writing Technique

Literary Shorthand: a Useful Writing Technique

Vincent Larson offers this fun, exploratory literary criticism on Hemingway’s work, intended to help writers discover a type of literary notation that they might use in their own work.

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Re-Thinking Thoreau: Between the Lines of His Life and Work

Re-Thinking Thoreau

“Re-Thinking Thoreau” is John Roman’s attempt to correct the legacy of Thoreau and explores how Henry was able to surmount his “issues’ during a time when medical attention and prescription drugs were not available.

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The Nocilla Trilogy: The End of Literature?

The End of Literature?

Someone sometime said their paintings represent the end of painting; I think it was Ad Reinhardt. Years before, Piet Mondrian sought to be the world’s…

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Bird Feeder Simulation

Bird Feeder Simulation

At our house in the woods, we often put out a bird feeder in winter once the bears hibernate. This year we were late about…

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Fantastic Men and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Men and Where to Find Them

Lucy Mills writes about the representation of masculinity in Hollywood films and how it affects the representation of other genders.

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So Much New York!

So Much New York!

Marie-Laure and I frequently met in the Manhattan School of Music hallways as we staggered out of practice rooms at closing time.  We were both…

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How I Used Cooking to Rebel Against My Mother

How I Used Cooking to Rebel Against My Mother

There’s nothing as dark as a Swedish winter day long after the leaves have fallen but before snow brightens the ground.  With the sun eclipsed…

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The Home Front

The Home Front

In October 1941, my father found himself in Reykjavik, tried to get back to Charleston. Orders arrived: he was to sail on the USS Salinas,…

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We are Milkweed for Monarchs

Milkweed for Monarchs

In January 2019, the annual monarch butterfly count in California showed an 86% population decline from the previous year. Bradley Waters researches and reports on what could be done.

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Writing Terror Without Terrorizing the Reader

Writing Terror

In writing, the emotions terror and dread are easy to evoke, yet difficult to evoke well. One of the common follies present in beginning writing…

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Preservation Hall: At the Feet of My Voice

Preservation Hall

A long weekend in New Orleans immersed me in a world populated by exceptional music at every turn, except, perhaps in the hotel restaurant. Jazz,…

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Franz at Müritz

Franz at Müritz

Elana Wolff visits Graal-Müritz, tracing Kafka’s time in this old town, where he found rest and love.

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Seen Anew

Seen Anew

The restoration of sight is nothing short of miraculous. The most treasured of our senses, sight helped the first humans differentiate safe from unsafe food,…

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Ethics & Environmental Stewardship in The Road

An Analysis of Cormac McCarthy's The Road

Cormac McCarthy’s The Road can best be described as an exploration of human complexity in the wake of life-threatening conflict. It follows the story of…

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Side Effects of Living: A Book Review

Side Effects of Living

Side effects of Living: An Anthology of Voices on Mental Health (Edited by Jhilmil Breckenridge and Namarita Kathait)Publisher: Speaking Tiger I grew up in a…

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A Woman named Samantha

A Woman named Samantha

Coming up from the West Fourth Street subway, I texted that I was a block away from the Washington Square Diner. Don’t rush, I’m early….

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What Might Have Been

What Might Have Been

I always thought population control was a necessary trait in every nation. By that I simply mean not having kids, not genocide. From a social…

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Kyle

Kyle

The kids have worked months for this weekend. They’ve stayed late after school, drawn complex plans, built up structures, and milled down wood. They’ve measured…

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Living in a Cave

Living in a Cave

I was 12 when I first bled. I remember getting up to use the bathroom and seeing blood in my underwear. I ran to my…

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Streetwise but missing out

Word from the Streets of Jayanagar

Word from the Streets captures Richard Rose’s experience of Bangalore through his many visits.

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