Category: American Lit

Thoughts: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 46 Harper Lee’s noted –and only- work, To Kill a Mockingbird, has become a classic piece of literature and a staple of American culture and southern history.  The narrator and… Continue Reading “Thoughts: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee”

Friday’s Featured Beat: Jack Kerouac!

  Name: Jack Kerouac Born:   March 12, 1922 (Lowell, MA) Died:   October 21, 1969 (St. Petersburg, FL) Seminal Work:  On the Road Relationship to The Beat Generation: Jack Kerouac, with Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs, founded The Beat Generation in 1940s… Continue Reading “Friday’s Featured Beat: Jack Kerouac!”

Thoughts: Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain

  Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 37 Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven is a satire of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward’s The Gates Ajar, which was published in 1868 and became… Continue Reading “Thoughts: Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven by Mark Twain”

The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! (Sign-Up Post)

Welcome to the sign-up post for: The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! Summertime is coming, and what better time than Summer to immerse ourselves in the works of the most rebellious, daring, and “hot” generation of American writers?? For this event, the goal… Continue Reading “The Beats of Summer: A Reading Event! (Sign-Up Post)”

Thoughts: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 24 A Streetcar Named Desire is my first experience with Tennessee Williams.  Going into this work, I knew very little about it and I knew very little about the writer. … Continue Reading “Thoughts: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams”