As I’ve grown up, many of my interests have fallen by the wayside. No, I’m not on a self-actualized quest to become a jack-of-all-trades. I’ve just outgrown certain things, or they decided to outgrow me first. Tennis turned into keeping my kids from bouncing off the walls. Horseback riding was a tad to risky to … Continue reading Library-Lubber, Yes I Am!
I’ve recently read several stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, and I was so surprised that I loved them, that I just had to share my thoughts with you. A little refresher— Romanticism is described as the movement in literature that focused on the imaginative, the emotional, the irrational, the visionary and the transcendental. In stark … Continue reading The Romanticism of Nathaniel Hawthorne
In the time of stock market woes, prohibition and changing social climates, writers ran amuck, traipsing through the eastern United States and Europe. Living beyond their means was commonplace, and back then, going to your editor for an advance (which would now be considered a hand-out) was normal, even expected. The majority of Bobbed Hair … Continue reading Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin – Book Review
Born in 1810, Margaret Fuller was one of the most influential personalities in early American literature. As a writer, lecturer, and editor of The Dial, transcendentalism’s premier publication during it’s first two years, Margaret influenced the transcendentalist movement and is noted as being one of the earliest founders of women’s liberation. Forced through her education by … Continue reading Margaret Fuller – A Woman Before Her Time