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Posts in category “Writing”

Litany By Billy Collins & Child Prodigy

Here’s the text of the Billy Collins’ poem, “Litany,” that the three …

Posted April 17th, 2014

‘The Moviegoer’ And The Novel Reader

Andrew Santella writes about his strange and kind of obsessive relationship over …

Posted March 11th, 2014

The Book That Didn’t Change Walker Percy’s Life

A Walker Percy fan wrote to us at the Walker Percy Weekend …

Posted March 10th, 2014

Still Life Of The Good Life

  I sat down in my armchair where I work these days, …

Posted March 4th, 2014

The Secret, Saintly Auden

A reader sends this Edward Mendelson piece from the New York Review …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

The Awful Truth About The Writing Life

Here’s a long, meandering essay by Emily Gould, talking about the struggles …

Posted February 25th, 2014

Tom Wolfe On Writing

Marvelous, though too short, interview in The American Spectator with the great …

Posted February 24th, 2014

‘Again With The Dante’?

One reader complained about my once again bringing up Dante in a …

Posted January 31st, 2014

Stay Home. Write There.

Poet Sandra Beasley says that you don’t have to leave home and …

Posted January 30th, 2014

Cultural Catholics Vs. Observant Catholics

On Andrew Sullivan’s blog, I read the following quote from the poet …

Posted January 27th, 2014

For The Contraries

You need to watch this. Right now. Thanks to reader Mike for …

Posted January 18th, 2014

Buck Up, Pilgrim!

Virgil, bucking up Dante as he flags near the end of their …

Posted January 13th, 2014

Death Of A Career, Death Of A World

At 61, the English literature professor D.G. Myers has had his academic …

Posted January 9th, 2014

To Know Is to Love Is to Know

For Dante, the deeper you see into the truth of things, the greater your love.

Posted January 8th, 2014

The World That Uncle Will Percy Made

I was talking this morning with my friend James, a collaborator on …

Posted January 8th, 2014

The Book That Messed Me Up

Ben Atherton says that reading Dylan Thomas on the pleasures of being …

Posted January 2nd, 2014

Give To The Walker Percy Weekend

Hate to shake my cup again, but I just realized that today, …

Posted December 31st, 2013