5 best of…(Older) Adulthood

It is rare to find a novel which begins long after other novels end. Often, elderly character are supporting characters who might be portrayed as good and wise or foolish, ranging from Austen’s Mrs. Bennet to Tolkein’s Gandalf. These characters can seem to lack complex inner lives of their own. Of course, if fiction is … Continue reading 5 best of…(Older) Adulthood

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3 Best of…Fiction That Can Teach You More Than a History Textbook (Pt. 1)

I've talked before about how I hated studying history in school, and later fell in love with the stories of the past through fiction. In that essay, I mentioned a few novels, but not in depth and mainly focused on actual history and historical texts. Not everyone can jump easily into historical documents or studies … Continue reading 3 Best of…Fiction That Can Teach You More Than a History Textbook (Pt. 1)