But the example of Homer, Shakespeare, and others does suggest that aesthetic laws can sometimes be suspended. Suspending recognizable aesthetic laws of course means taking risks, and the teacher who wishes to play it safe may say to his students, "That's all right for Shakespeare, but not for a beginner." The trouble with this solution is that it tries to teach the art of fiction by shrinking the art, making it something more manageable but no longer art. --John Gardner, The Art of Fiction … [Read more...]

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IRAQ FUNDRAISING BLOG CHALLENGE. Via The Corner … [Read more...]

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ADVENT BLOG FROM MICHAEL DUBRUIEL. Via La Welborn. … [Read more...]

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This is the Fish Patrol in 201, came the voice. Our Flying Fish flew away. In fact, things are so rotten here that even the pigs won't stay. But we'll fight to the bitter end! Beware the Fish! --Beware the Fish (my mood this weekend... better now, I think.) … [Read more...]

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ALLEGORIES ALL A-, ALLEGORIES ALL AROUND: Anthropomorfics!Bitterness/Repression: Give In. 150 words.The Life/The Work: Science Fiction Heroine. 150.High Heel/Foot: Stand Tall. 250. … [Read more...]

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POETRY WEDNESDAY, ALMOST: From the T'ang dynasty. Just because.The autumn leaves are falling like rain.[clipped] … [Read more...]

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NEW BLOG: LIBERTY AND VIRTUE. "A person who experiences same sex attraction and who endeavors to live chastely in accordance with his religious beliefs keeps an eye out for examples of gay activists' (1) showing intolerance and hatred of traditional religious and moral beliefs and believers, (2) attempting to deny freedom of speech, assembly and religion to others, and (3) trying to cause the government to impose liberal views on sexual morality on society. Other stuff of interest to blogger may … [Read more...]

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