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  1. John Herreid

    Let’s Eat!

    August 26, 2016 12:15 pm 1 Comment

    Food crops up a lot in literature. The mushrooms and cakes in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, the lovingly-depicted meal with the Beavers in C.S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, the extravagant descriptions of holiday dishes in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol all remind us that… Read more »

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  2. Petrichor

    November 6, 2015 1:18 pm 4 Comments

    This week it rained. This may not seem like an occurrence worth recording to many of you, but to those of us in this parched region of California, it was momentous. Our puppy, Snowy, had never encountered this before and had to be physically brought out into the yard to… Read more »

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  3. John Herreid

    Catholic Literature’s Bill of Health

    January 20, 2015 10:01 am 1 Comment

    Over at Catholic World Report, Carl Olson talks with Dana Gioia (we talked about him here previously) about the upcoming “Future of the Catholic Imagination” conference that will be held in February at the University of Southern California. Says Gioia: We are bringing hundreds of writers, teachers, and intellectuals together… Read more »

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  4. Dan at Ignatius

    Walker Percy Gets Conferenced

    June 9, 2014 2:41 pm 1 Comment

    They were turning people away over at Rod Dreher’s moderately sized Walker Percy conference in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Which may come as a surprise to anyone who didn’t know there was any sort of Walker Percy conference going on anywhere. Or a Walker Percy walking bourbon tour and crawfish boil,… Read more »

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  5. John Herreid

    The Poison of Cynicism

    June 5, 2014 5:23 pm Leave a Comment

    Lying there, for the few moments before Maes and the infirmarian raised him, he believed. Perhaps it was exhaustion that lowered the barriers pride and custom had long raised in him; perhaps the lucidity and intuitive accuracy of the vision he had beheld. He might never know, fully. But lying… Read more »

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  6. If you don’t look for it, you won’t find it

    May 23, 2014 1:02 pm 3 Comments

    A while back I participated in a discussion about art. The person who started the discussion was lamenting that in our modern world, good meaningful art was no longer being created. Everything good was in the past and the current world of art was devoid of talent and worth. Someone… Read more »

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  7. Meryl Kaleida

    A Good Character Makes a Good Friend

    May 14, 2014 12:12 pm 5 Comments

    In my last post on Suffering and Inspiration, I mentioned that an author’s life can often give birth to the ideas for their characters. There are good reasons for this. A good character is built on events and people that an author has experienced. The human experience and other humans… Read more »

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  8. Why Waugh?

    April 10, 2014 12:07 pm 3 Comments

    If you made a list of writers who are masters at storytelling, masters of humor, and masters of English prose, it would be a short list. One who belongs on this list is Evelyn Waugh. British novelist and journalist, Evelyn Waugh, had three books listed among the Modern Library’s 100… Read more »

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  9. The Rising

    April 8, 2014 8:19 pm 1 Comment

    When nine-year-old C.J. Walker touches the arm of his mother’s dead friend at her wake service and whispers the wish that she wouldn’t be dead, he’s just trying to do the right thing. But when the undertaker sees the woman’s rosary sliding off her outstretched fingers and tumbling down her… Read more »

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  10. The Leaves Are Falling

    March 24, 2014 6:45 pm Leave a Comment

    An octogenarian bookseller living alone in London has found a description of his father, as a young doctor in 1920s Breslau, in a story about Weimar Germany. Perhaps his own story might be worth telling? In 1945, as a sixteen-year-old boy rescued from the ruins of Europe, he arrives at… Read more »

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