Letters to Juliet: A Project of Love for the Lovelorn

One of my favorite things that has been going around the internet for some time is the EMO person who posted, “What if he’s your Romeo, but you’re not his Juliet?” The lightning-fast response was, “That means you’re his Rosaline and you survive the friggin’ play.” Despite the reality of what happens to the “star…

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Woody Guthrie’s Posthumous Novel, “House of Earth” Finally Published

What do Woody Guthrie, Johnny Depp, and historian Douglas Brinkley all have in common? Guthrie’s only known novel, House of Earth. Brinkley, in one of those moments of discovery that scholars live for, stumbled across a reference to the work while doing some research. He, along with Guthrie’s daughter Nora, were the first to read…

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The Big Read: Get Talking About Books

One of the things I miss most about graduate school is the time to luxuriate in conversation with intelligent, engaged people about literature. ย Inevitably, someone had a different take on some element of the book that made me re-evaluate my own position or, conversely, helped me feel more confident about an interpretation. In a recent…

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