We can thank Dante for those horrific dreams of burning in purgatory, The author of La Commedia (The Divine Comedy), considered a masterwork of world literature, Dante Alighieri was born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, in 1265, to a notable family of modest means. His mother died when he was seven years old, and his father remarried,Continue reading “Why We Think Hell is Fiery: Dante’s Influence on our Modern Sinister Minds”
There is no more important book to understand our times than Albert Camus’s The Plague, a novel about a virus that spreads uncontrollably from animals to humans and ends up destroying half the population of a representative modern town. Camus speaks to us now not because he was a magical seer, but because he correctlyContinue reading ““The Plague” by Albert Camus”
The week has just begun, get out there and terrorize that village… err, attack that work project with the tenacity of a laboratory engineered superhuman.
This is what I feel like when I read in quarantine!
According to Charles Bukowski “Sadness is caused by intelligence, the more you understand certain things, the more you wish you didn’t understand them.” (c) Michael Coria
An Honest Sunday
I share a Birthday with these two writing savages. I first read Robert Penn Warren in a community college class and fell in love with his drama, charm, and lively Southern characters. Anthony Trollop is simply a wordsmith. He used to wake up and write for two hours each morning before working at the postContinue reading “My Shared Birthday with Robert Penn Warren”
Born on this day in Yorkshire, in 1816, the third of six children.