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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 07:17 am

The biography of an American farm where there’s “life as well as a living”

The Beloit University Press has just released Volume One of Springfield writer Jacqueline Dougan Jackson’s planned three-volume opus The Round Barn – The Biography of an American Farm. It ...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011 03:38 pm
Stan Musial: An American Life, by George Vecsey. Ballantine Books, 2011. 397 pages. $26.If you are disturbed by multimillion-dollar athletes who seem less than grateful for their status, listen to thi...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 07:05 am

Local poet’s new volume embraces multiple traditions well

I first met Hugh Moore in Allen Ginsberg’s living room, which often served as an auxiliary classroom for Naropa Institute, home to The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. We spent a soli...
Thursday, May 5, 2011 06:51 am
But For the Crash, George A. M. Heroux. Connecticut: Eloquent Books, 2010.  Paperback $13.95, Kindle Ed. $9.99. ISBN 978-1-60911-453-4.George Heroux lives in Springfield and is an attorney and th...
Thursday, April 7, 2011 07:52 pm

Jacksonville professor explores ‘America’s greatest word’

A friend laughed when I said I was reading a book about OK. “I can see a paragraph,” he said, “but a whole book?”Well, yes, that is exactly what Allan Metcalf, professor of Eng...

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