Monthly Archives: April 2015

America Re-Imagined, in Retrospect: Fifty Notable American Novels about the “West”: 41-42.

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
? Richter, Conrad.  The Sea of Grass.  New York: Knopf, 1937. Conrad Richter is best known for his Awakening Land trilogy about the settlement of the Ohio frontier: The Trees (1940), The Fields (1946), and The Town (1950).  But Richter’s earliest stories and novels were set on the later and…

I Have Grown Fat Reading Poetry

Originally posted on ACADEME BLOG:
But that is the fault of neither the poets nor their poems. (Except perhaps for one or two poems about delicious meals.) Truth be told, I would probably have gotten fat even if I were illiterate. Probably fatter. Poems are high-calorie brain food, but they so fire the mind that…