Monthly Archives: June 2013

If you can read this – thank a historical linguist…

One of the most interesting things about my 2013 reading list is the variety of material I chose. This next book review will cause you to ask, perhaps, as I asked myself, why? Why, Jim, why? Well, because, as our parents … Continue reading

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More light, more light…

In an earlier review of books from my 2013 reading list, I looked at poetry by one of North Carolina’s best writers, Fred Chappell. This next installment looks at one of his finest novels, the poetic and (one guesses) semi-autobiographical Brighten the Corner Where … Continue reading

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What to see, where it is, how to get there…

The review for my most recent  completed book from the 2013 reading list has been giving me fits. I finished this book several days ago – but it’s not, as my wife Lea commented, the sort of book one generally reads straight through. … Continue reading

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Truth and beauty and death…and hope…

  The 2013 reading list‘s next work is Chinua Achebe’s 1987 novel Anthills of the Savannah. Achebe, whom many critics would cite as Africa’s most distinguished novelist and man of letters, died in March of this year leaving behind a body of work … Continue reading

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