Monthly Archives: October 2012

In Tents # 22 Jesus and Pilate Part 8 The Midrash

As stated in part 7, while I was preparing my original AML paper I came across Robert Rees’s “The Midrashic Imagination in the Book of Mormon” (Dialogue 44:3, Fall 2011). Rees describes Midrash as imaginative engagement with scripture, and after … Continue reading

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This Week in Mormon Literature, Oct. 27, 2012

The “Four Centuries of Mormon Stories” are now up and ready for your comments and votes.  Also lots of new Christmas fiction, and a new collection of Lovecraftian novellas and novelettes. Please send any additions or corrections to mormonlit AT … Continue reading

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in verse # 22 : back to blank verse

It is one of the guiding principles of in verse that verse should always be read aloud.  This includes Shakespeare and Isaiah, Dante and Jeremiah, Milton and John of Patmos.  It includes Pope and Chaucer, Beowulf and Homer, Dryden and … Continue reading

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Mormon Literature and the Anxiety of “Passing”

In literature, a character’s ability to move unnoticed from one social group to another, often more privileged group is called “passing.” In Disney’s Mulan, for example, the title character “passes” for a man so that she can take her aging … Continue reading

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In Tents 21 Jesus and Pilate Part 7

There’s a lot more to say about Jesus and Pilate, and I may come back to the subject, but I want to do a quick summary of the things I’ve learned in this digression. 1) (Part 1) This project started … Continue reading

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Interview with bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick

Back before I’d sold any of my stories, I was in an online writing class and then an in-person writing group with a young woman who was writing a sort-of LDS teen romance novel.  She had a great “voice” for … Continue reading

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