Best Line in The Old Man and the Sea?

My friend, Sam, bought and gave me a copy of The Old Man and the Sea at the Hemingway House in Key West, and so I sat down and read the thing yet again. The award-winning novel has a rather simple plot — the old man goes fishing, catches a big marlin, fights the thing [Read More...]

Jesus Creed Books of the Year for 2013

I make no claim to be complete or comprehensive or even fair to the book world. Each year I nominate Books of the Year on the basis of books I become aware of, not on the basis of a comprehensive list of books. So, here are my this year’s nominations. If you have others, speak [Read More...]

New Year Resolution: Conversation

The question: What are the central characteristics of a genuine conversation in your opinion? I want to draw your attention to a massive and brilliant study, but for most of us far too specialized to be a book to “blog” our way through. The book is Benedetta Craveri’s The Age of Conversation. Her book is a [Read More...]


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