Tag Archives: American Literature

Right next door!

Right next door to the Mark Twain House is the Harriet Beecher Stowe House.  As a history nerd this was a pure delight.  Two houses of historical people…well it was almost overwhelming for me.  After the tour of Mark Twain’s place … Continue reading

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Mark Twain House

On a whim last week we decided to go out of town for the weekend.  We ended up in Hartford Connecticut.  We had been there before but we weren’t able to do some of the stuff we wanted to do … Continue reading

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I, Robot

After finishing I, Robot, which is a collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov, I reflected on the stories and there was one story in particular that I found fascinating.  In Evidence, Stephen Byerly’s character really made me wonder what if he was … Continue reading

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Reason 69 why I work

To visit the Algonquin, where many writers including  Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and Robert E. Sherwood frequented after World War I.

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Reason 63 why I work

To visit the Mark Twain House in Hartford, Connecticut.

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Reason 53 why I work

The see the home of Anne Rice in the Garden District, New Orleans.

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Finally I finished it

Whew…I finally finished The Scarlet Letter.  And it never picked up for me.  I kept thinking of a comment I heard during a talk by Mary Higgins Clark, the suspense novelist, about 20 years ago.  Clark was laughing about a … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a book by the title

The House of the Seven Gables is not a very exciting title for a novel.  My immediate response was so what.  Hence I was under the impression that it would be a boring novel.  However, I’m planning a day trip … Continue reading

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A few words can go a long way

Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Sun Also Rises is not a brilliant novel.  Sometimes it wanders and seems less focused.  Other times the dialogue and the description of the scenery is beautiful and masterful.  I have read this novel twice and … Continue reading

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