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True Grit and Norwood Compared

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Norwood was Charles Portis’s first novel, published in 1966, followed a couple years later by True Grit . Both novels are infused with Portis’s deadpan humor, but only the first is typically represented as a “comic novel.” A novel in which the main character rescues Joann the . . . . Continue Reading »

Boomer-Studies and the Songbook

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The great Walter Russell Mead posted yesterday an atypically predictable essay, one that is Against the Boomers . In his comments, I insist that the problem is the Liberal-Boomers, not the generation generally. As a society we owe everything to the many sane boomers, and as a conservative . . . . Continue Reading »