Daily Archives: September 5, 2020

Some Thoughts On Phillis Wheatley, Or On The Strangeness Of Encountering Writers Like Oneself

Those of us who are fond of reading the writings of early Americans in the colonial and early Republican period will sooner or later have to deal with the case of Phillis Wheatley. This was true in her own time, … Continue reading

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Empire State Of Mind

One of the more curious aspects of our lives is the way that we tend to exhibit the frame of mind that we condemn the most in others. Indeed, it is a reliable measurement as to our own personal proclivities … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poems Of Phillis Wheatley

The Poems Of Phillis Wheatley, Revised And Enlarged Edition, edited with an introduction by Julian D. Mason, Jr. Although she only published one book during her lifetime, a somewhat fascinating aspect of the life and writings of Phillis Wheatley has … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phillis Wheatley: Biography Of A Genius In Bondage

Phillis Wheatley: Biography Of A Genius In Bondage, by Vincent Carretta This book touts itself as the only full-length biography of Phillis Wheatley, noted and celebrated (as well as frequently criticized) American colonial poetess. That may have been true at … Continue reading

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Book Review: Phillis Wheatley: The Inspiring Life Story Of The American Poet

Phillis Wheatley: The Inspiring Life Story Of The American Poet, by Robin S. Doak This book is aimed at middle grade to high school readers and it provides context for the life of Phillis Wheatley, a poet whose short life … Continue reading

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