The Screwtape Letters

By Carol Starkey Many people are familiar with C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia. I remember the first time I read The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe and being transported to a magical land through a wardrobe. In college, I encountered more of his works like the Space Trilogy and Till We Have Faces.... Continue Reading →

Words of Modernity: Fiction of the Edwardian Age

By Rachel Sexton While all the various types of art—music, painting, literature—reflect the culture which created them, the novel is the medium that, by virtue of its form, has the most depth to be a substantive representation. Authors using a contemporaneous setting can show successive generations of readers the inner life of the society around them.... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Brotherhood in The Outsiders

By Eva-Joy Schonhaar “We’re all we’ve got left. We ought to be able to stick together against everything. If we don’t have each other, we don’t have anything.” -The Outsiders, chapter 12 When S.E. Hinton published her debut novel, The Outsiders, in 1967, it shocked readers everywhere. Until that point there had been few realistic YA... Continue Reading →

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