I was a young man and about to begin four years of military service when I came across a haiku poem that struck me profoundly:
Though James Farl Powers (1917—1999) focused his fiction on a variety of subjects, he is best known for his depictions of Catholic priests.
I have this idea for a movie. It concerns the difficulties a Tarantinoesque director experiences while trying to film yet another adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous novel.
I was nineteen and taking an English class at a local university when I read Homer’s epic for the first time.
Though I decided long ago to maintain some degree of skepticism where any historian is concerned, I enjoy and trust Paul Johnson above the rest.
“I Can’t Breathe” is the name of the first story I ever read by Ring Lardner. It concerns a well-to-do 18-year-old girl who is infatuated, off and on, with several boys.
From 1942 to 1945, James Fahey served on board the USS Montpelier, and recorded his experiences in a diary.
Francis Marion Tarwater, a fourteen-year-old hillbilly, is the main protagonist of O’Connor’s second novel (published in 1960).
I read the introduction to “A Memoir of Mary Ann” years before I read the book itself.
Little is known about Emily Bronte who was born in England in 1818 and died in 1848 at the age of thirty