The Haunting Waters of A River Runs Through It

"In our family, there was no clear line between religion and fly fishing" (opening lines). Anyone who has ever gone fly fishing knows it to be a complex art -almost spiritual in nature. Fly fishing forces a man to slow down, find rhythm, and discover patience and harmony with nature. In Norman Maclean's A River … Continue reading The Haunting Waters of A River Runs Through It

What Is A Eulogy? Ethos, Pathos, and Logos In Pericles’s Funeral Oration Speech

Thucydides offers one-hundred and forty-one speeches in his monumental history of the Peloponnesian War, yet the early eulogy offered by Pericles (in Book II) is surely the most famous. "Pericles's Funeral Oration" by Philipp Foltz in 1877 The word "eulogy" comes down to us from the Greek word eulogia meaning to offer praise, or even … Continue reading What Is A Eulogy? Ethos, Pathos, and Logos In Pericles’s Funeral Oration Speech

Modernism in My Ántonia

A novel is just a glimpse, a framed and sometimes fragmented exploration into the depths of memory, psychology, time and place. Graves of Travellers, Fort Kearny, Nebraska by Worthington Whittredge (1866 Willa Cather's My Ántonia (pronounced "an-ton-ee-yuh" as in the name Anthony) is one of the seminal works of the great American pastoral tradition, similar … Continue reading Modernism in My Ántonia