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Seize the Day by Saul Bellow
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This is Bellow without the funny. He is deliberately sublimating his comedic tendency. Bellow is, throughout his career, serious, but as he spends the 1940's modeling his books on the works of the masters (THE VICTIM bei
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"Chapter 9 of "Things That Happened To My Mother."
-Old Christmas-
There is a villain in this piece, and I am that villain. I was eight. Therefore, the year was 1968. It was Christmas. So Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy were dead, Nixon had been..." Read more of this chapter »
"Things That Happened To My Mother, Part 8 (I think!)
She took me to Belmont. Mom didn't. Our houseguest did. I was nine. She was maybe sixty-nine. She, her daughter, son-in-law and six-year-old grandchild were at our house for a while. I won't name..." Read more of this chapter »
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“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.”
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Michel de Montaigne
“On the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.”
Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

George Orwell
“He got up. It was too early to go to bed; at least, he was not in the mood for it. He pined for a bit of amusement - something cheap and easy. A seat in the pictures, cigarettes, beer. Useless! No money to pay for any of them. He would read KING LEAR and forget this filthy century. Finally, however, it was THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES that he took from the mantelpiece. SHERLOCK HOLMES was his favorite of all books, because he knew it by heart. The oil in the lamp was giving out and it was getting beastly cold. Gordon dragged the quilt from his bed, wrapped it round his legs and sat down to read. His right elbow on the table, his hands under his coat to keep them warm, he read through "The Adventure of the Speckled Band." The little gas-mantle sighed above, the circular flame of the oil-lamp burned low, a thin bracket of fire, giving out no more heat than a candle.”
George Orwell

Things That Happened To My Mother (Nonfiction)
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Law Abiders (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 30, 2014 11:07PM
Description: This is a short story I wrote in September, 2006
The Electron Microscope (Literature & Fiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 05, 2014 09:58AM
Description: This is a piece I'm developing. I will make changes to it. It's in flux.
Magna Faba (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: It being the Magna Faba of 1962
The Aggression of Ed Slipe, and What It Got Him (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: A story I wrote in 1978.
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