Voices

Frank Freeman, a frequent contributor to America, lives in Maine.

Andre Dubus lived and worked for much of his life in Havermill, Ma.
Arts & Culture Books
Franklin FreemanNovember 29, 2018
Dubus was an irascible, loyal, loving, smoking, hard-drinking, hard-punching, tender man, who demanded much of himself and others.
Andre Dubus III and his father, Andre Dubus (photo from the memoir, Townie)
Arts & Culture Interviews
Franklin FreemanOctober 26, 2018
Andre Dubus III is the author of House of Sand and Fog and a memoir, Townie. A complete collection of his father’s short stories has just been published.
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Benjamin D. Maxham
Arts & Culture Books
Franklin FreemanNovember 01, 2017
Three recent books on Thoreau, prompted by the the 200th anniversary of his birth, deepen our understanding of him.
Arts & Culture Books
Franklin FreemanApril 17, 2017
Frank Freeman reviews "The Mountains of Parnassus" by Czeslaw Milosz.
Books
Franklin FreemanSeptember 15, 2016
The central insight of David Walsh’s book is that “the person is transcendence."
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Franklin FreemanSeptember 16, 2015
'The Fellowship,' by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
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Franklin FreemanOctober 02, 2014
I rsquo ve heard it said hurt people hurt If anyone was ever hurt as a child not physically but emotionally it was Tennessee Williams His mother Edwina rsquo s denial did the hurting denial she turned into an art form which her son turned into art And John Lahr senior drama critic of The Ne
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Franklin FreemanApril 01, 2014
Tim Kendall's anthology, 'Poetry of the First World War'
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Franklin FreemanDecember 10, 2013
This new literary biography mdash rdquo not a formal biography but more than a work of literary criticism rdquo in the words of its author Robert Milder professor of English at Washington University in St Louis mdash contends that Nathaniel Hawthorne was a man divided be-tween his realist perc
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Franklin FreemanDecember 10, 2013
Some Catholics have lamented that C. S. Lewis, an Anglican, never converted.