Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | March 26, 2009

Weekly Read-Along—March 27, 2009: The Fifty-First Dragon

Material for the Stout-Hearted Reader to Ruminate

♦ Essays, Lectures & Speeches ♦

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Heywood Broun (1888 – 1939) was an American journalist and editor who founded the Newspaper Guild, a labor union for journalists.  His writing often championed the underdog.


This week’s text, The Fifty-First Dragon (1919), is Broun’s take on paternalism and reflects the sentiments many people had of the just ended Great War.  (Perhaps Gawaine would have been better-off if they had just expelled him.)


Join others from around the world in this weekly reading event and feel free to comment!  You can find the text at this website: 

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