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Book review: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer, retold by Geraldine McCaughrean

Book review: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer, retold by Geraldine McCaughrean

Maybe I should have a disclaimer at the start of this review.  I’m afraid this may be unfair to Geraldine McCaughrean and her re-telling of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. My only excuse is that I am using her book to talk about a larger question. When I began reading McCaughrean’s book in its 1996

Book review: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer, retold by Geraldine McCaughrean
Book review: “The Canterbury Tales” by Geoffrey Chaucer, retold by Geraldine McCaughrean

Maybe I should have a disclaimer at the start of this review.  I’m afraid...

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Poem:  “I was born in the desert”
Poem: “I was born in the desert”

  I was born in the desert By Patrick T. Reardon   (1) In the...

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Book review: “Cities and Civilizations” by Christopher Hibbert
Book review: “Cities and Civilizations” by Christopher Hibbert

Christopher Hibbert writes in a note at the start of his 1986 book Cities...

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CHICAGO BORN & BRED
Patrick T. Reardon is a Chicagoan, born and bred. He is a writer, essayist, poet and expert on the history of Chicago. He is the author of eight books and has been writing about the city, its region, its planning issues and literary scene for more than 40 years. For much of that time, he was an urban affairs reporter and feature writer at the Chicago Tribune, delving deeply into social issues, public policy questions and the interconnections within the Chicago region.

 

He was the primary reporter and team leader on a wide variety of in-depth multi-part series on such subjects as the urban underclass, Chicago’s public school system and the middle-class migration out of the city. He has written extensively about his Catholic faith in articles and essays in a variety of newspapers and magazines, as well as in several books. His essays and poems have appeared widely in the United States and Europe. He is writing a book about Chicago’s elevated Loop.

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