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Scientific charity. In railways, steel and finance, Andrew Carnegie was a cool,rational man and his ventures into charity were meant to be scientific as well… In 1889 Andrew Carnegie, in his usual bold and provocative manner, stated his philosophy of … Continue reading
Ernest Hemingway. There was the dazzling public persona to which he lived up to, but behind it there was a shadowland of deep war wounds and psychic jackals that stalked his later years… He was truly spooked by the war … Continue reading
1926…Over that pied and milling campus the sunshine is almost tangible. The Sheiks wear Fair Isle sweaters of gaudy intricacy, checked plus fours with tassled socks, or gray flannels so bell-bottomed that they completely vover the saddle-strapped shoes. Most of … Continue reading
Original dust jacket for F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Flappers And Philosophers” from 1922. Illustration by W. E. Hill.
The atmosphere conjured up by J.D. Salinger inevitably recalls the era of nineteenth-century romanticism; then, too, the promise of utopia disappeared in blood, leaving the younger generation disillusioned and ready to escape into the personal search for truth and beauty. … Continue reading
The refusal to accept the status quo in the universe marks not only adolescents; it also marks the saints and, at times, the mad. The connection is not accidental but necessary and functional. The young have the clarity and newness … Continue reading
In J.D. Salinger’s work, persons and objects, even when they are part of the commonplace, assumed a certain glow that could not be conveyes in lengthy quotations out of context. It is this quality that most strongly linked Salinger to … Continue reading
The critics always worked busily to classify J.D. Salinger. He always eluded them. There was always a feeling in many quarters that altogether too much fuss was being made about J.D. Salinger. George Steiner once castigated it as “The Salinger … Continue reading
There is such a big divide between the haves and have lesses and have nothing at alls that either this has always existed or that now it is in the realm of active engagement letting all manner of conspiracy theorists, … Continue reading