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O Lost, And By The Winds Grieved

O Lost, And By The Winds Grieved

Human suffering is an important touchstone for much of what is discussed here at Mockingbird. And as a native Pensacolian watching oil wash up on our shores every day, I am seeing suffering in my own life and in the lives of my family and friends on a scale that I had never before imagined. […]

O Lost: Wolfe's Angel and The Buried Life

O Lost: Wolfe’s Angel and The Buried Life

I was lost on a recent trip to North Carolina when I stumbled upon Wolfe’s Angel, the marble angel that is regarded as the inspiration for the title and much of the underlying symbolic theme in Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward Angel. Wolfe’s father, W.O. Wolfe, was reputed to be a reprobate and drunkard, but a […]