Darkness Too Visible

Darkness Too Visible

By now, you’ve probably read Meghan Cox Gurdon’s Wall Street Journal article “Darkness Too Visible,” which criticizes the availability of dark-themed YA novels.  Needless to say, this has created quite […]

“Demons” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Demons” by Fyodor Dostoevsky

  This book was singlehandedly responsible for getting me into Russian literature.  I came across a battered paperback copy in my high school library (a terrible translation, mind you, with […]

“Tam Lin”

“Tam Lin”

Rather than reviewing a book today, I’m going to take a look at the old Scottish ballad Tam Lin.  This ballad has served as the inspiration for a great many […]