Literature

Norman Mailer Remembered

Norman Mailer Remembered By David Daniel A while back, in one of my classes, I mentioned Norman Mailer. Several students chorused:  “Who’s Norman Mailer?”  Which surprised me. This is a class at the state university. I thought for a moment, and said, “He’s a thinking man’s Bukowski.” This got nods.…

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Boarding School Blues, chapter 3

Boarding School Blues By Louise Peloquin Chapter 3: Readying Summer was coming to an end and back-to-school preparation topped Maman’s agenda. Blanche helped her mother take the inventory of the leftover school supplies. How many number two pencils, ball point pens, erasers, copybooks, loose-leaf sheets and folders could they salvage…

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Boarding School Blues, chapter 2

  Boarding School Blues is a fictionalized story by Louise Peloquin of life at a Catholic high school in 1960s New England. The full story will be presented in regular installments over the next few months with one chapter appearing every other week. Boarding School Blues, chapter 2 Facing the inevitable…

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Oranges at Christmas

Here is another of our Christmas classics: Paul Marion’s “Oranges at Christmas.”  Oranges at Christmas By Paul Marion This week, my wife, Rosemary, bought a bag of small navel oranges at Market Basket, the first of these babies for the season. When I opened the plastic bag the twelve baseball-sized…

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