Category Archives: Hemingway (Ernest)

Through WWII, My Father Carried Poetry

Literature played a major role in my father’s World War II experiences.

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Is Mitt Like Hemingway’s Dead Leopard?

Mitt Romney resembles the dead leopard in “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” in multiple ways.

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Obama – Guilty of Hemingway Grandiosity?

Maureen Down is accusing Obama of the grandiosity of Hemingway and the detachment of Walker Percy’s moviegoer.

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Analyzing Loughner’s Booklist

Like much of America, I am still in a state of shock over Saturday’s shooting of a Congresswoman, a judge, and 16 others. Like many I wonder if this was an example of a disturbed mind encountering the inflamed political rhetoric that has come to characterize American political discourse. (Add Arizona’s permissive gun laws into […]

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Fighting Crime through the Classics

Reader Farida Bag sent me a link to an article from the London Guardian about literature being used to rehabilitate prisoners in Texas. The program, called Changing Lives through Literature (here’s the link to their website) has been racking up impressive results: Of the 597 who have completed the course in Brazoria County, Texas, between 1997 […]

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