Baltasar Gracian on Expressing Yourself

Baltasar Gracian y Morales (1601-1658) I have a small book entitled The Art of Worldly Wisdom:  A collection of Aphorisms from the Works of Baltasar Gracian (translated by Martin Fischer, published by Barnes and Noble, 1993).  Baltasar Gracian y Morales (1601-1658) was a Spanish Jesuit scholar and writer of Baroque prose.  The Art of Worldly Wisdom … Continue reading Baltasar Gracian on Expressing Yourself

“The Terror” from the Wen Fu

Here is an interesting section/stanza from the ancient Chinese work Wen Fu (The Art of Writing).  It is entitled "The Terror". I worry that my ink well will run dry, that right words cannot be found ; I want to respond to the moment's inspiration. I work with what is given ; that which passes … Continue reading “The Terror” from the Wen Fu

Video: Review of Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Better than Food

I have recently started watching Clifford Sargent's book review channel "Better than Food". These are terrific reviews. I watch these and I love the way Mr. Sargent seems to not review these clinically as a English professor might, but he seems to take them to heart. His genuine love for the literary art form is … Continue reading Video: Review of Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Better than Food

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

The Saturday Night Special: “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry (1905)

  One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted … Continue reading The Saturday Night Special: “The Gift of the Magi” by O. Henry (1905)

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

“Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print

Please go to amazon.com/author/philslattery or Goodreads or any other social media to leave a review. Jack Thurston is a retired professor of medieval literature and history. He is also a widower and father and a retired sorcerer who has returned to the black arts to exact revenge for the death of his wife, daughter, and … Continue reading “Diabolical: Three Tales of Jack Thurston and Revenge” is Available on Kindle and in Print