The Case for Lilac Prose

Dear literature lovers, have you grown sick of simple sentences? Deadened to the doldrums of dry, dusty prose? Benumbed by the banal? You’re not alone. I, and at least one other guy, agree with you. And after all, don’t we have a right to be upset? These days American literature has taken on the drabContinue reading “The Case for Lilac Prose”

Read Drunk; Analyze Sober

It’s time to declare the new age of the short story. It’s time to laud the concise. It’s time to realize that in this day and age of blogs and online journals and YouTube videos, print media—books and newspapers, especially—are falling behind our modern needs. What is it about these online mediums that we findContinue reading “Read Drunk; Analyze Sober”

Richard Ford’s Canada

“It’s interesting to leave a place, interesting even to think about it. Leaving reminds us of what we can part with and what we can’t, then offers us something new to look forward to, to dream about.” – Richard Ford Richard Ford’s latest book Canada has received fantastic reviews, and I’m excited to put itContinue reading “Richard Ford’s Canada”