Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 15, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Coffee and Classics: Guest Post by Mona Frederick on Robert Penn Warren

Book Title: Who Speaks for the Negro

  If you step inside the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities at Vanderbilt University, you’ll want to stay for a while. Housed in one of the seven original campus residences – and beautifully refurbished – the Center exudes a warmth that promises wonderful conversation. I sat down recently with Mona Frederick, Executive Director, to learn more about the Center and what happens inside (and …

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January 24, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Coffee and Classics, Part 1: Guest Post by Nichole Huseby

Book Title: The Optimist's Daughter

You bring the coffee, I’ll bring the classic: today’s post is the first in an occasional series featuring vintage reads. Nichole Huseby begins the conversation with her lovely piece on The Optimist’s Daughter, by Eudora Welty, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1973. An interview with Nichole follows. From Nichole:  Eudora Welty might be a name overlooked in contemporary circles. Her work merits reintroduction, …

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