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The American Hut: Searching for Home Along the East Coast in the Early Nineteenth-Century*

Thoreau’s opinion of home, in his 1862 essay Walking, does not reside in the Edenic pastoral of the nineteenth-century British countryside; rather it follows a more archaic and less constructed tradition in the style of the American backwoodsman, as seen in the novels of James Fenimore Cooper: the founding father of American literature and of the historical novel. 600 more words


NJ Hall Of Fame Announces Its Latest Nominees

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The latest New Jersey Hall of Fame nominees run from “Last of the Mohicans” author James Fenimore Cooper to “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart. 115 more words


Quote of the Day - March 8, 2015

“It is a governing principle of nature, that the agency which can produce most good, when perverted from its proper aim, is most productive of evil. 46 more words

Cataracta Rheni - A terrifying view

Already 400 years ago, it must have been a spectacular view: Sebastian Münster, the great German Cartographer and Scholar, described it as “a terrifying thing to look at: water turns to foam and white smoke (sic), and no boat, no fish is able to overcome this obstacle” (1). 616 more words


How long should a novel be? (pt.1)

Whenever I meet other writers, one of the questions that often comes up is: “How long should my novel be?”  There are variations on the question, such as “How long is too long?” and “How short is too short?”  I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find some reliable answers to these questions myself, and decided to write up the results for the benefit of fellow authors. 1,049 more words


James Fenimore Cooper

” It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.

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I Write Like...

Have you ever wondered who you write like?

Critique Circle shares a bunch of writer tools on their Facebook page, and a few days ago they shared a a link to a fun text analyzer that they found. 211 more words