Augustine And The Purpose of Fiction

It's quite something to find yourself calling one of the greatest thinkers in history a fool. I intend to write a fuller review of St. Augustine's Confessions later -- when I've actually finished reading it. But I wanted to take a moment and react a bit to some of the things he's said, things I … Continue reading Augustine And The Purpose of Fiction

Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)

Colourful characters. Memorable stories. Some of the most superb prose ever put down on paper. Regarded as the finest novelist of his era. And still read all around the world today. What writer could ask for a better legacy? "God bless us, everyone." "Please sir, I want some more." "It was the best of times, … Continue reading Charles Dickens (February 7, 1812 – June 9, 1870)