A Timely Read: Graham Greene’s ‘The End of The Affair’

Picked out Graham Greene’s acclaimed 1951 novel ‘The End of The Affair’ from my bookshelf and did not put it down until it was over. It felt very timely – as most significant reads somehow do. And I’m still thinking of it… rather tenderly. A few passages in particular caught me in the throat: “MoreContinue reading “A Timely Read: Graham Greene’s ‘The End of The Affair’”

Passages: Man’s Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl

Time and time again I read what I need to read, when I need to read it. I had read Man’s Search For Meaning before; although, as I get older, I find that my own increased experience adds additional dimension to things. Such was the case here. The words of Viktor Frankl, published in 1946,Continue reading “Passages: Man’s Search For Meaning, Viktor Frankl”

Passages: East of Eden, John Steinbeck

Original copyright 1952. Centennial edition (from Steinbeck’s birth in 1902), Penguin Books, copyright 2002 Chapter 1 “You can boast about anything if it’s all you have. Maybe the less you have, the more you are required to boast.” – p. 4 “And it never failed that during the dry years the people forgot about theContinue reading “Passages: East of Eden, John Steinbeck”

Passages: Gift From The Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh

In 1955 a forty-nine-year-old Anne Morrow Lindberg (Wife to famed aviator Charles Lindbergh) spent two weeks alone in a New England coastal cottage, where she penned her thoughts on aging, relationships, solitude, being a woman, and caring for the soul. Sixty years and three million copies in forty-three languages later, Gift From The Sea remainsContinue reading “Passages: Gift From The Sea, Anne Morrow Lindbergh”

Passages: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald

This is the second entry in my Passages series, where I transcribe my favorite passages from a book I have just finished reading. Today I felt like an enjoyable read and thus returned to a story I relate to as both a writer and a human being. Fitzgerald manages to tell a story that isContinue reading “Passages: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Passages: Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Joseph Campbell

Prologue: Introducing Passages I have begun sharing select literary passages on Facebook as of late, where, despite my small list of friends, I have received a substantial amount of positive feedback in the form of likes, shares, and comments. Prompted by this experiment, and spurred by my desire to champion good literature, I will beContinue reading “Passages: Inner Reaches of Outer Space, Joseph Campbell”