Zora Neale Hurston’s Personal Story Is a True American Tragedy

One author who received unimaginably poor treatment when one considers her contribution to letters was Zora Neale Hurston.  I recently watched a documentary and learned that The Works Progress Administration under FDR initially funded her writing.  During her lifetime, she was vilified for the oddest of reasons (in my mind).  […]

“Classics” More Important Than Ever 2

Classics are more important today than ever before.  But to treat this accurately, I’m of the opinion that it must first be clarified why a particular work is blessed with “classic” status. Someone said to me once that any writing of yore was considered a classic if it made it […]