Steve A. Wiggins

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I studied religion at Grove City College, Boston University School of Theology, and Edinburgh University, Scotland. I have taught at Nashotah House Episcopal Seminary, Carroll College, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, Rutgers University, and Montclair State University. I have been an editor with Routledge and Gorgias Press, and am currently an academic editor in New York. I write both fiction and non-fiction. All views on Goodreads are my own.

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Screening the Dark

We’re spoiled.  The intensity of our media experiences makes it nearly impossible to imagine the truth of stories that viewers fainted at films such as Frankenstein even less than a century ago.  This change in outlook, this sense of being over-stimulated, occurred to me while reading Kendall R. Phillips’ excellent A Place of Darkness.  In keeping with the subtitle (The Rhetoric of Horror in E

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This week I received my first ever slightly admonishing note from Goodreads stating that I’m falling behind on my reading challenge. The thing that Goodreads doesn’t understand is that my other reading challenge (The Modern Mrs. Darcy) included four ...more
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Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore is difficult to classify. It seems overly simplistic to say that it’s the story of a fifteen-year-old Japanese boy named Kafka running away from home. There’s so much going on here that it’s tricky to unpack witho ...more
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Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore is difficult to classify. It seems overly simplistic to say that it’s the story of a fifteen-year-old Japanese boy named Kafka running away from home. There’s so much going on here that it’s tricky to unpack witho ...more
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Making Contact by Alan Steinfeld
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As I mention in my blog post on this book (Sects and Violence in the Ancient World), I read it because I read a review that suggested it tied the topic of UFOs to religion. Given my background, that makes sense. The book is, however, a set of essays ...more
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
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How does one write a review of William Shakespeare? Perhaps the best way to approach it is to say that, unlike many people, I had no idea what to expect from A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’ve never seen a performance of it, and the notable quotes from ...more
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The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin
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“Technology has outstripped reality.”
Steve A. Wiggins

“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”
H.L. Mencken, On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe

“A writer is someone who has taught his mind to misbehave.”
Oscar Wilde

“The Ethiops say that their gods are flat-nosed and black,
While the Thracians say that theirs have blue eyes and red hair.
Yet if cattle or horses or lions had hands and could draw,
And could sculpt like men, then the horses would draw their gods
Like horses, and cattle like cattle; and each they would shape
Bodies of gods in the likeness, each kind, of their own.”
Xenophanes

“Myth embodies the nearest approach to absolute truth that can be stated in words.”
Ananda Coomaraswamy

“I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again.”
Oscar Wilde




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Majenta Hi, Steve! Thanks for contacting me. Congratulations on your books. Have a good weekend.

Best wishes from Majenta


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