Flaubert’s “A Simple Heart”

What is the “relation between literature and life” in Flaubert’s “A Simple Heart”? Maybe just this, that they both might move us to tears. But moving readers to tears may not have been Flaubert’s intent. If readers want to be moved to tears, all they need do is hit the streets, where reality resides, or…

In the Yakima Valley

On the road again,  and on the car radio, another Country Music song:             I’m 44 now, soon 45      The way I been livin’      Lucky alive      So much has been given      And taken away      Who knows what will happen     …