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Isak Dinesen’s Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass

Isak Dinesen is the pseudonym of Karen Blixen, who was, when all is said and done, quite a remarkable woman. Born in Denmark in 1885, she arrived in Africa in 1913, where she married Baron Bror Blixen, a Swedish cousin; … Continue reading

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A Trio of Nonfiction Book Reviews for the End of Winter

Here’s a look at three books I’ve had to myself for far too long… Brian James Freeman (ed.), Reading Stephen King I remember being eleven years old, clutching a shiny new paperback copy of The Shining. (Yes, my parents bought … Continue reading

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Thomas M. Disch’s The Word of God, or, Holy Writ Rewritten

Thomas M. Disch was best known in some circles as one of the New Wave generation of science fiction writers. In others, he was known as an accomplished poet, while in still others as an incisive and iconoclastic critic. “Iconoclast” … Continue reading

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Ernest Hemingway’s Under Kilimanjaro [Robert W. Lewis and Robert E. Fleming, eds.]

The name “Kilimanjaro” calls up our most vivid images of Africa, the great mountain rising above the teeming savannas as Gregory Peck struggles up its flanks. That is, indeed, an image that comes to us from Ernest Hemingway, by way … Continue reading

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