Susan Jacoby (SusieAnna) - Eau Claire, WI (82 books)The Book of Jonah seems like Christian bookstore fiction with cool, edgy sex and swearing.Which is a bummer because the concept of a modern day retelling of Jonah fascinated me. However, after setting aside the clumsy, uneven way the book tried to echo the biblical story, I attempted to read the novel on its own terms: young high flyer stopped short in his tracks by apparent brush with the supernatural. Nope.The goal then became to satisfy my curiosity about how a parallel storyline would be woven into the books resolution. Oh dear. The last hours were predictable and disappointing. One final heavy handed biblical allusion - The Babylon Gallery - extinguished and then ground into the dirt the tiny flicker of hope I still held for this novels redemption.
Author Joshua Max Feldman had some good ideas here: Las Vegas as a modern day Nineveh, how society sees those who claim to have a message from God, even the morality of practicing modern corporate law. Unfortunately, his MFA group or editor didnt give him the tough love needed to bring these good ideas into fascinating fruition.
Edna St Vincent Millay's poetry has been eclipsed by her personal life – let's change that
Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, and was known for her activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. Her middle name derives from St. Vincent's Hospital in New York, where her uncle's life had been saved just before her birth. The family's house was "between the mountains and the sea where baskets of apples and drying herbs on the porch mingled their scents with those of
A list of poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay. Edna St. Vincent Millay. Weeds · Edna St. Vincent Millay. Elegy Before Death · Edna St. Vincent Millay.
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Throughout much of her career, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna St. Vincent Millay was one of the most successful and respected poets in America. She is noted for both her dramatic works, including Aria da capo, The Lamp and the Bell, and the libretto composed for an Prose Home Harriet Blog. Visit Home Events Exhibitions Library.
Vincent Millay. Vincent Millay the public figure to Edna St. Vincent Millay the poet. Yet here I am, having told you of my quarrel with the …….. Your laughter pelts my skin with small delicious blows.