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July 2001

Here are all of the books we've reviewed that were published July 2001.

Book Review

Passing the Word

by Amy Strong

In her opening remarks to a class of five Harvard students, Elizabeth Bishop warned: “I’m not a very good teacher. So to make sure you learn something in this class I am going to ask each of you to memorize at least ten lines a week... Read More

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The Orphan Girl and Other Stories

“I compiled this volume to help preserve a dying culture,” states the author, a Kent State professor and storyteller. Offodile’s threatened culture is the “traditional moonlight storytelling culture of the agrarian society” of... Read More

Book Review

Daniel Defoe

by Peter Skinner

Few English writers offer as much mystery and magic as Daniel Defoe, and very few can match his output, which ranges from Robinson Crusoe—the very stuff of escapism and adventure—to pamphlets on the political, religious, and economic... Read More

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The concept of basing one’s actions upon orders rather than emotions during times of extreme stress is familiar to the well-trained soldier, but alien to the citizen. It is truly an amazing sight to watch as a massive group “begins... Read More

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Mastering Point of View

Who’s afraid of point of view? Nearly every writer who sets pen to paper! The author, Professor of English at Central State University in Ohio, and author of Only With a Heart and The Kommandant’s Mistress, winner of the Janet Kafka... Read More

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Airs, Waters, Places

“[S]tars fall sometimes and / there you are / up to your knees in light,” writes Cole Swensen - an image for Epiphany, the day the infant Christ was first beheld by the Magi. “I thought / my horse would bolt, but, / though blinded,... Read More

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