The hardest part of any story to write is the beginning. Are there any consistent rules to slaying this dragon?
The passing of the great Italian author, thinker and semiotician leaves a huge hole in the worlds of literature and academia that will never be filled.
Herman Melville clearly swung his harpoon in both directions, and it's very evident from reading his greatest novel.
I was very sad to see this post today on the 1870 to 1918 blog. Jenny, the author of that blog, has unexpectedly passed away. [...]
Ten great blogs. Ten awards. See who made my top reading list in 2014.
I would never have noticed this about Walt Whitman's books if the terrific Artlark blog hadn't brought it to my attention! But yeah, come to [...]
Fifty-six years ago today, on October 26, 1957, Greek novelist and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis died of leukemia in Frieburg, West Germany. Although not well known [...]
What did Edgar Allan Poe really die of? The answer is surprisingly hard to figure out.
Probably my favorite author of all time is Jorge Luis Borges. I say "probably" only because it's hard to choose between him and Umberto Eco, [...]
My book Zombies of Byzantium has received a very interesting review! Much different than the book blogger, horror enthusiast or Amazon reviews it's received so far, [...]