Moonglow has unsurprisingly earned Michael Chabon the nomination in the fiction category of the National Book Critics Circle awards for 2016, alongside other celebrated authors such as Margaret Atwood.
So far we distilled five of Winnie-the-Pooh’s timeless lessons pertaining largely to knowledge, self-knowledge, and the way we interact with the others. Let’s get on with the other five insights straight from Milne’s masterpiece, dedicated to all children age 4 to 104!
Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Studies take on the Morman Tabarnacle Choir and Missouri State University performances at Trump Inauguration.
In his crossover memoir/ writing guide On Writing, King tells the tale of hanging all his writing rejections on a nail in his room. He eventually collected so many that the nail ripped out of the wall, resulting in King procuring a larger, longer spike.
Writing a story that is equally enjoyable and of an immense value for children and grown-ups alike is indeed an art in-and-of itself; and one that, alas, few pen masters today possess. A.A. Milne, though, was certainly one such master.
Coming of Age Under Martial Law (named 2016 Outstanding Academic Title by CHOICE) is а fascinating, in-depth examination of some 30 Polish novels written by the ‘89ers, a generation of writers whose coming of age coincided with the fall of Communism in Poland, and who had to quickly adapt to capitalism and western style democracy.
Any artist who has decided to follow this path must understand that talent alone, theoretical and technical training, or a rich set of experiences do not by themselves ensure the achievement. One still needs that creative spark, otherwise known as Inspiration.
Ladies and gentlemen, let us introduce to you lady Lilith – the beautiful (and beautifully frightening) archetypal female-vamp who, as Dante Gabriel Rossetti splendidly versified in 1886, possesses the power to dominate man’s body and heart. Ah yes, and his life as well.
My hands are asking you breathlessly:
Haven’t you longed to be a guitar?
To wait for a musician in a desperate rhythm
thirsty fingers over you to run?