Tag Archives: Toni Morrison

Reflections from a Culture-Shocked American

by Arlette Hernandez I had always heard tales about the Promised Land called “college.” Growing up with Cuban immigrant parents, college was little more than a goal I needed to meet so I could earn a degree and break the cycle … Continue reading

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American Literary Royalty

I recently read an article in the online Commentary magazine that listed the top-ranked writers in American literature over the past twenty-five years. Here’s a link to the original piece: http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/03/26/mla-rankings/. The list is compiled based upon scholarship published within … Continue reading

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What Inspires a Writer?

One of the most interesting concepts in literature is the writer’s inspiration.  Whenever I read, I constantly wonder where authors get their ideas for stories and what motivates them to write.  Usually I write because I am facing an encroaching … Continue reading

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