Albert Murray On What Makes a Hero

“As any competent student of literary composition knows, the more natural and casual a voice sounds in print, the more likely it is to have been edited time and again.” Albert Murray, in the second essay of The Hero and the Blues, makes clear that our survival is dependent on our ability to confront the […]

Albert Murray on The Social Function of the Story-Teller

Books provide the wisdom, and sight, necessary to walk deeper into the world, and as our apprenticeship with reading grows our consciousness expands to meet the demands of any heroic effort. Because the mundane routines of our lives causes us to question that ability of things to change, we must our lives in persistently focusing, […]