Franklin Freeman, a frequent contributor to America, lives in Maine.
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Franklin FreemanOctober 02, 2020
In a new biography of Robert Stone, Madison Smartt Bell argues that Stone’s career involves both the American dream and the search for meaning.
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Franklin FreemanApril 24, 2020
He is most well known for inventing the light bulb and the phonograph, but Thomas Edison patented 1,093 "machines, systems, processes, and phenomena.” In 1881, Edmund Morris writes, Edison was “executing, on average, one new patent every four days.”
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Franklin FreemanOctober 25, 2019
The fear of deceit was the foundation of Orwell’s work.
Andre Dubus lived and worked for much of his life in Havermill, Ma.
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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)
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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
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Franklin FreemanNovember 01, 2017
Three recent books on Thoreau, prompted by the the 200th anniversary of his birth, deepen our understanding of him.
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Franklin FreemanApril 17, 2017
Frank Freeman reviews "The Mountains of Parnassus" by Czeslaw Milosz.
Franklin FreemanSeptember 15, 2016
The central insight of David Walsh’s book is that “the person is transcendence."
Franklin FreemanSeptember 16, 2015
'The Fellowship,' by Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski
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