Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mormon Characters in Mormon Literature

I recently finished reading THE SCHOLAR OF MOAB, by Steven L. Peck, which received the AML Novel Award for last year, and I want to say, first of all, that the writing in this book is wonderful. The characters are … Continue reading

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Moderating AML Blog

Most of the time, moderating the AML blog is a fairly easy job. I line up potential contributors, then send out reminder notices. I help out every now and then when people having difficulty posting. (To the limit of my … Continue reading

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2004 Mormon Literature Year in Review

I am continuing to republish the Mormon Literature Year In Review columns which I first posted on the AML-list discussion list. Here are my 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 reviews. 2004 Mormon literature year in review Prose Fiction 2004 was … Continue reading

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in verse # 19 : a hideous and intolerable allegory

One of the books I took with me to Seoul, Randy Lopez goes home,[i] proves that allegory and fable are alive and well in twenty-first century American literature.  Two newspaper clippings I’ve been carrying around since May 8th prove that … Continue reading

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Agency, Influence, Accountability, and the Mormon Artist

Since last Friday’s mass-shooting at a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, fingers have pointed in many directions. In a New York Times op-ed, for example, film critic Roger Ebert joins others in blaming the gun lobby and “paranoid … Continue reading

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In Tents # 18 Pilate’s Trial before Jesus Part 4

In 1979, shortly before the end of my mission my father sent me a letter saying that the bishop of the BYU 29th ward, which he had been serving as high councilor, was being released and the high councilor called. … Continue reading

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