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Homage to Toni Morrison

  Toni Morrison is gone. Her work remains to provoke and inspire us. As part of my book on the metaphor of standing, one essay looks at the metaphor she contrasts with Faulkner’s. Here the abstract: As I Stood Fighting … Continue reading

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Standing with Stifter

Nerves jangling, uneasy for several days, unable to concentrate on my writing, I turn to the Austrian Adalbert Stifter’s 1867 historical novel, rumored to be the most boring book ever written. This should slow me down, I thought, this ought … Continue reading

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