Monthly Archives: January 2020

Book Review: Porgy – Part XV

Dear Readers: It is time to conclude my review of this amazing book.  For sure, we are only 59% through it (according to my Kindle), but with everything set up properly and brilliantly (by Heyward), it is possible to just … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part XIV

Dear Readers: In our recap of the story, we have now gotten ourselves all the way to the crucial “Rape Scene” which sets up the final crisis, determines the denouement, and set the stage for the moral destruction of our … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part XIII

After serving her 10 days in the slammer, Bess returns to Catfish Row, broken and ill, with a blazing fever.  As Heyward pointed out, the Negro prisons of that era (probably the white ones as well) did not take good … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part XII

And now, Ladies and Gentlemen: A Very Special Hallmark Episode of “Porgy and Bess”. Where we left off in our story:  Bess has been carted off to the slammer, charged with “bein’ under the influence of dope, an’ creatin’ a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part XI

In the next section of this excellent story, we get a glimpse of the domestic bliss now established between Porgy and Bess.  We learn that the couple mostly stick to themselves in the midst of the intensely gregarious life that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part X

At this point in our story we have come to love Porgy, and we wish him well.  We have learned, to our surprise, that Bess is actually a good mate for him.  She has made him happy.  Somehow, in spite … Continue reading

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Book Review: Porgy – Part IX

There was great rejoicing in Catfish Row.  Peter had returned.  The ten dollar bill which Archdale had given Porgy [to bribe a magistrate] had worked the miracle. Old Peter has a good attitude about everything.  He does not waste any … Continue reading

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