OHIO VALLEY LITERARY AND CULTURAL HISTORY

WITH OCCASIONAL VENTURES INTO THE GREATER MIDWEST AND UPPER SOUTH

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Congratulations, Graduate: Ernest Hemingway, Class of ’17

June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Ernest Hemingway… What comes to mind when you hear the name? The famous author big-game hunting on the African savannah? The young aspiring writer in a Paris cafe, drinking cafe au lait and rum and writing about Michigan? The war correspondent on the front lines in the Spanish Civil War, or traveling with the U.S.…

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“A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish”: Ernie Pyle on the Normandy Beachhead

June 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

Ernie Pyle, born in Dana, Indiana on August 3, 1900, was one of the great American journalists of the twentieth century. He is one of the most famous correspondents of the Second World War, a man who riveted readers with his simple and direct accounts of life in the war zones and his skill at…

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“Spring” from Sherwood Anderson’s “Home Town”

May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sherwood Anderson published a book called Home Town shortly before departing for Latin America in March of 1941 to write articles for Reader’s Digest about Latin American nations and people. He was also traveling as a kind of unofficial goodwill ambassador for the U.S. State Department as the threat of war intensified for the United States. It…

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“Faithful to our God and Our Cause”: Ohio Soldiers Celebrate Passover, 1862

April 14, 2017 | 2 Comments

On a spring night in West Virginia, twenty Union soldiers gathered in a log hut. Before them were cooked lamb and chicken, eggs, barrels of cider, strands of some bitter herb and stacks of matzos, the unleavened flatbread of Jewish tradition. These twenty men were Jewish soldiers of the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry gathered together…

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Patrick Kerin

PATRICK KERIN

I am a poet, writer, and teacher in Cincinnati, OH.

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