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The Resolution Project Book Forty-One: The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940)

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“Because in some men it is in them to give up everything personal at some time, before it ferments and poisons – throw it to some human being or some human idea. They have to.” (p. 32-33) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication […]

The Resolution Project Book Thirty-Six: Gone With The Wind (1936) – Part Two

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This is the second part of my review of Gone With the Wind. For the first part, go here. “Everything in their old world had changed but the old forms. The old usages went on, must go on, for the forms were all that were left to them. They were holding tightly to the things they knew best and loved best in the old days, the leisured manners, the courtesy, the pleasant casualness in human […]

The Resolution Project Book Thirty-Six: Gone With the Wind (1936) – Part One

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“It was this happy feminine conspiracy which made Southern society so pleasant. Women knew that a land where men were contented, uncontradicted and safe in possession of unpunctured vanity was likely to be a very pleasant place for women to live. So, from the cradle to the grave, women strove to make men pleased with themselves, and the satisfied men repaid lavishly with gallantry and adoration. In fact, men willingly gave the ladies everything in […]

The Resolution Project Book Thirty-Five: Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953)

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“There was a stiffness in him that would be hard to break, but that, nevertheless, would one day surely be broken. As hers had been, and Richard’s — there was no escape for anyone. God was everywhere, terrible, the living God; and so high, the song said, you couldn’t get over Him; so low you couldn’t get under Him; so wide you couldn’t get around Him; but must come in at the door.” (p. 226) […]

The Resolution Project Book Thirty: Deliverance (1970)

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“What I thought about mainly was that I was in a place where none – or almost none – of my daily ways of living my life would work; there was no habit I could call on. Is this freedom? I wondered.” (p. 93) The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their […]

The Resolution Project Book Twenty-Eight: A Death in the Family (1958)

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“Look at me, Poll,” he said. She looked at him. “That’s when you’re going to need every ounce of common sense you’ve got,” he said. “Just spunk won’t be enough; you’ve got to have gumption. You’ve got to bear in mind that nobody that ever lived is specially privileged; the axe can fall at any moment, on any neck, without any warning or regard for justice. You’ve got to keep your mind off pitying your […]

The Resolution Project Book Twenty-Two: The Confessions of Nat Turner (1967)

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The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in 2005. I exempted myself from reading ones I’ve already read, leaving some eighty-six or so to read before the end of this year. Some spoilers may lie ahead, so be warned. “I had for going on […]

The Resolution Project Book Eleven: Beloved (1987)

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The Resolution Project: For my New Year’s resolution this year (that being 2011), I decided to try and read all one hundred of the novels picked by Time Magazine as the best since their inception in 1923 to the list’s publication in 2005. I exempted myself from reading ones I’ve already read, leaving some eighty-six or so to read before the end of this year. Some spoilers lie ahead, so be warned. “It’s gonna hurt, […]

The Resolution Project Book Two: All the King’s Men (1946)

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“Gimme that meat ax!” – Governor Willie Stark Yeah, you read that correctly, the first book I read for this project was actually the second one on the list. My library took it’s time finding both the number one book (Saul Bellow’s The Adventures of Augie March), but got this one to me right away. So it goes. Aside from having to forfeit the competition altogether by not following the rules to the letter (just […]