Category Archives: Nature

The Mystery of Animals

“This is my favorite photo in the world – me and Linus, born to a dairy cow and ordered to be killed when the farmer saw he was a male (and thus useless in the dairy industry). A compassionate individual … Continue reading

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Hemingway: The Almost-Finding of the Truth and the Spirit

I’ve just finished reading Harold Bloom’s excellent How to Read and Why–a critical exploration of some of the great Western literature, wherein Bloom (a truly expansive, elegant, clear-seeing thinker) shares with the reader his own experience of how and why … Continue reading

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ANIMAL RIDENS: Striving for the Natural in Augie March

Note: ©2010 Kestrel Slocombe. Written in my junior year at Bennington College, in the Malamud, Bellow, & Roth class taught by Professor Doug Bauer. From beginning to end, The Adventures of Augie March continually returns to the idea of the … Continue reading

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