Monthly Archives: March 2018

why I like the game of baseball

    ‘why I like the game of baseball’     There is no clock to regulate duration of play. “With no clock, no regulation of seconds, minutes, and hours, baseball need not submit to the inexorability of temporal limitation,” … Continue reading

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how to clean one’s office/room

    I am planning a trip, in advance of which I am trying to clean up the so called “office”/study of mine in my home. Fulfills a psychological need to put things in order before leaving, nicht wahr? To … Continue reading

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“After the Supper and Talk”

    This poem made me think of my recently departed friend Bill Dalzell, and of our talks during his last months.     AFTER THE SUPPER AND TALK. After the supper and talk—after the day is done, As a … Continue reading

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reflections on yesterday

    I had a long day yesterday. It began with an early morning appointment in Manhattan. It concluded (the Manhattan part of my day) with a concert at Carnegie Hall. The concert program included a performance of a lengthy … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, review of “Dreiser’s ‘Other Self’: The Life of Arthur Henry”

      roger-w-smith-review-of-dreisers-other-self-the-life-of-arthur-henry       Roger W. Smith review of Dreiser’s ‘Other Self’: The Life of Arthur Henry by Maggie Walker and Mark Walker Dreiser Studies 36.2 (2005)     Attached as PDF file (above).

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Roger W. Smith, review of “The Vast and Terrible Drama: American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century”

    roger-w-smith-review-of-link-the-vast-and-terrible-drama-dreiser-studies-2004     Roger W. Smith review of The Vast and Terrible Drama: American Literary Naturalism in the Late Nineteenth Century by Eric Carl Link Dreiser Studies 35.2 (2004): 63-65   See attached PDF file (above).

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Roger W. Smith, review of “A Family of His Own: A Life of Edwin O’Connor”

    A Family of His Own: A Life of Edwin O’Connor by Charles F. Duffy Catholic University of America Press 376 pages, $49.95 By ROGER W. SMITH   New York Sun January 8, 2004     Surprisingly for a … Continue reading

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