Articles by Brian Ted Jones
September 2, 2014
There is a moment where Mitchell reaches right into your chest, puts his fingers on your heart, and presses down.
April 12, 2012
It shows adulthood and devotedness, I think, to try and get back to a book you love, every four seasons or so. So which books do you all reread yearly, or biannually, or quadrennially, or decennially, and why?
April 6, 2012
Where Wallace probably went wrong was in confusing the Greek nomos, meaning “law,” with onoma, meaning “name.”
February 14, 2012
If the takeaway from this essay is that Gone with the Wind lacks the status of an epic romance — that it is, in fact, nothing but a love story with two rather bratty protagonists — my wife is not going to be happy with me.
November 10, 2011
I cannot imagine the circumstances under which I would discover that my actions had caused an earthquake. But I think if I did, my next move would probably be to stop doing whatever it was I was doing — not to figure out a way to live with the earthquakes. Because if energy companies actually believe that fracking causes earthquakes — and if they continue to frack — where does it end?
August 26, 2011
If there were no such thing as fiction, we’d have had to invent it, if we ever wanted to make sense out of a thing like the Vietnam War.