Barely A Crime (novel)

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  1. John Herreid

    A Story for the Restless: We’ll Never Tell Them

    November 13, 2015 1:22 pm 3 Comments

    There are two very powerful myths most of us at some level buy into, given that they are myths that permeate the modern world. The first is that we can always reinvent ourselves; that we are the sole authors of our destinies, and can remake ourselves into whoever we want… Read more »

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  2. John Herreid

    Sigrid Undset and the Hard Case of Ida Elisabeth

    September 18, 2015 1:53 pm 4 Comments

    One of the most painful things in art is realism. Grotesquerie, exaggeration, wish fulfillment, romance: all of these allow a generalization of human behavior that may portray some truth, but they don’t cut to the bone in the same way that a stark portrayal of real, honest, human behavior does…. Read more »

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