Archive for April, 2017

Interview with Pat Barker, author of the Regeneration Trilogy

AM: Your Regeneration Trilogy consists of three novels about World War I. Were you always interested in the topic and, if so, what was the first book that you read on the subject? PB: Yes, I have always been passionate about World War I; oddly, it was the poetry that first moved me—Wilfred Owen, Siegfried […]

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On Community, Resolve, Distraction, and the Internet

I was born in 1993 to a loveable Luddite of a father; I was born at a time in which technology was rapidly growing and developing, and to a father who struggled to record the stock ticker on VHS tapes and who believed that the Internet was a phase that would pass. However, even before […]

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Tech Talk: The New Age of Writing

Writing is all about communication. The desire to form a connection between the topic and the writer, or the writer and the audience is always prevalent, even if the writer is not aware of it. Over the years, writing has evolved into a complex and fascinating art form that has benefited from advancements in fields […]

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The Effects of Technology on Reading and Writing

My credentials are progressive—in 1952, I stood in line all night to meet presidential candidate Adlai E. Stevenson in an auditorium in Cambridge, Massachusetts—so I am surprised to find myself a Luddite, one of those nineteenth century people who opposed industrialization and, by extension, any new technology. Of course, I am exaggerating: I embrace the […]

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“Sometimes it Snows in April”

Lately, I spend most of my free time in my den, looking up at the trees in my backyard and those just beyond it. I wouldn’t describe myself as a nature lover. Sure, I lived on a mountain for half a decade, away from the maddening crowds of humans, but not far away, and it […]

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