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James Fields and the Old Corner Bookstore

In the middle of the 18th century, visitors to the Old Corner Bookstore would find James Thomas Fields laughing and talking with the pre-eminent authors of the day. Fields’ charm and literary instincts turned had transformed the old bookstore into ...

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High Thinking and Low Living in Old Lyme

Florence Griswold suffered reversals of fortune that, in the end, transformed her beautiful old Georgian home into the Old Lyme Art Colony, the most famous collection of artists in its day.  In the process, she gave Old Lyme, Conn., a ...

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Edwin Arlington Robinson, Maine Poet

Something hopeful shines through the dark pessimism of a Christmas poem by Edwin Arlington Robinson, who salvaged friendship and fame from bitter failures in his childhood and youth. The poem is called Karma. It won a Pulitzer in 1925, one of ...

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