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In The Company of Rilke

In the Company of Rilke: Why A 20th Century Visionary Poet So Eloquently to 21st Century Readers  By Stephanie Dowrick Thomas Merton says, “Rilke is a poet. Is that a small thing?” It is a Rhetorical Question. It is no … Continue reading

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Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison Edward C Reilly, 1996 Jim Harrison was born December 11, 1937 in Grayling, Michigan.  In 1945 he was blinded in one eye. He was having his first sexual experience when the girl jabbed in the eye with a … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Criticism

Anatomy of Criticism Northrop Frye, 1957 It is impossible to learn literature because literature needs to be dis-furnished from the study of it—or criticism.  Literary Criticism has many neighbors, including: Psychology and Sociology. Frye covers the Fictional Modes first.  Myth, … Continue reading

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The Road

June 25, 2014 The Road “Light comes slowly, too slowly, as I stumble into your sights. I am yours, you’re mine. Have you lost your picture of the road through the trees? Misplaced the list of rivers and place names … Continue reading

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A Certain Slant of Light

September 27, 2012 Slant of Light “A Certain Slant of Light—on winter afternoons—that oppresses like the weight—of cathedral tunes. Heavenly hurt it gives us—we can fine no scar—but internal difference—where the meanings are,” wrote Emily Dickinson. The poem talks of … Continue reading

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God Put You In Our Way

God Put You In Our Way Heath Ledger was an extremely brilliant, but deeply troubled man. It seems so unfair that he was taken from us so soon, but at least we got him for a few years. He came … Continue reading

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Real Genius

Real Genius Val Kilmer Val Kilmer came to my attention in the movie Willow. His long black locks and killer sword wielding skills were incredibly attractive. Not to mention he was smart, sarcastic and down right funny at times. His … Continue reading

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