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The Haunting of Hill House 1959

February 22, 1999 The Haunting of Hill House The Haunting of Hill House was a 1959 book by Shirley Jackson. Shirley Jackson was born December 14, 1914 in San Francisco. She had been reading and writing all her life. She … Continue reading

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Books To Read On Writing

Books To Read On Writing Writing is hard work! Suffice to say no writer was born knowing all the ins and out of the business. While Creativity and Imagination may come naturally, the Rules of Writing do not. Writing is … Continue reading

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Gobekli Tepe

Gobekli Tepe: The Genesis of the Gods The Temple of the Watchers and The Discovery of Eden By Andrew Collins, 2014 From The Ashes of Angels: Abode of the Gods:  Gobekli Tepe is a Megalithic Complex near Sanliurfa, Turkey.  It … Continue reading

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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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The Poetics of Postmodernism

The Poetics of Postmodernism: A History, Theory and Fiction By Linda Hutchinson, 1988 The term Postmodernism is either under defined or over defined.. Word like discontinuity, disruption, dislocation, decentering, intermittentcy. These terms all seem negative though.  Post-modernism installs and then … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower Series

June 18, 2006 The Tower We journeyed toward the tower, passing through the wilderness. The sun was setting in the western sky, but it was still incredibly hot. What was the tower anyway? The center of power? The gateway to … Continue reading

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September 11, 2006

September 11, 2006 On the 5 year Anniversary of America’s Darkest Day, I contemplate Gothic Romanticism.  What happened on 9/11 seems to have little to do with Wuthering Heights, but perhaps there is a common thread. I dug out my … Continue reading

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