I don’t typically read LDS Fiction. A lot of it just doesn’t appeal much to me. Those few books that do draw my attention are often either, in my estimation, much too preachy, superficial, and emotionally manipulative on the one … Continue reading →
On this Christmas Eve, I quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s marvelous essay on Faerie Stories: …I would say that Tragedy is the true form of Drama, its highest function; but the opposite is true of Fairy-story. Since we do … Continue reading →
For me, one of the most enduring characters in literature and film is the mountebank. From the disguised Volpone in Ben Jonson’s play of the same name, to Danny Kaye in the 1949 film adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Inspector … Continue reading →
I am disturbed and angered by an article today in the National Review Online by Kathryn Lopez entitled Defining Life Down . The article discusses improvements in the ability to detect Down Syndrome in unborn babies during the first trimester … Continue reading →
It is a shame that the wonderful book that is Flatland is primarily appreciated by mathematicians and physicists and virtually unknown among those who read and study literature. In addition to its interesting mathematical insights, Flatland is an ingenious socio … Continue reading →
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