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The Study of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Posted: 9th May 2011 by Mike Swickey in Books
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“From the mid-1840s until Henry W. Longfellow’s death in 1882, the room served as his study, a well-used place where he read, wrote poetry, correspondence, and journal entries, reviewed proofs, visited with family and friends, smoked cigars, played with his children, and took naps. During Fanny’s lifetime, although clearly Henry’s room, it was to a […]

The Perils Of “Literary Fiction”

Posted: 8th September 2010 by Mike Swickey in Books

I thought it was time for something a bit controversial. Most of us who love all things paper, I would venture to guess, are also booklovers of one stripe or another. But the reading of books, especially fiction, has dropped dramatically over the last 30 years. The last 10 years it’s been in a free-fall […]