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Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

O’Connor’s deft dialog transitions In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” beleaguered Bailey and his wife take their young family, eight-year-old son John Wesley, daughter June Star, their small baby, and finally, Bailey’s mother on a road trip for … Continue reading

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Anton Chekhov’s Journey From Vignettes to Masterpieces

A Study in tone, point of view, and structure Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was one of the most prolific short story writers of all time and is regarded as one of the originators of the form. In the course of a … Continue reading

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The Wedding Guest

I wrote this piece several years ago when I was trying to explain to a friend who grew up in the country what it was like to grow up in the city, the “city” of course being New York. I … Continue reading

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