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Redding Up

Redding Up — The latest of Richard Snodgrass’ Books of Furnass Series. To learn more about Redding Up click here.

The House with Round Windows

Available now, published by Carnegie Mellon University Press

THE HOUSE WITH ROUND WINDOWS — A Memoir by Richard Snodgrass

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“Succinct and poignant, The House with Round Windows is a memoir that packs an emotional and visual punch as it peeps into “the Brothers Snodgrass’s” family world.”
— FOREWARD Reviews, January/February 2022

Critical Acclaim

For Richard Snodgrass’ Novels


Author &

Richard Snodgrass’s short stories and essays have appeared in the New England Review/Bread Loaf Quarterly, South Dakota Review, California Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, and elsewhere. He is also a master photographer who has been artist-in-residence at LightWorks (University of Syracuse) and at the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation in Taos, New Mexico. He is the recipient of a fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.

In 1989, Viking published Snodgrass’s novel There’s Something in the Back Yard to critical acclaim: “Observe this mysterious book and be changed,” wrote Jack Stephens in the Washington Post Book World. Snodgrass is also the author of An Uncommon Field: The Flight 93 Temporary Memorial, published in September of 2011 by Carnegie Mellon University Press, and Kitchen Things: An Album of Vintage Utensils and Farm Kitchen Recipes, published in 2013 by Skyhorse and named one of the year’s “best books to get you thinking about food” by the Associated Press.

Richard Snodgrass lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife Marty and two indomitable female tuxedo cats, raised from feral kittens, named Frankie and Becca.

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“A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you'd think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune”― William Faulkner, The Sound and the Fury"The Sound and the Fury" is a novel written by William Faulkner, first published in 1929. The novel is set in the fictional town of Jefferson, Mississippi and follows the lives of the Compson family, particularly the decline of the family's patriarch, Jason Compson III, and the disintegration of his family.The novel is divided into four sections, each told from the perspective of a different character. The first section is narrated by Benjy, the mentally disabled son of the Compson family. The second section is narrated by Quentin, the eldest son of the family, who is tormented by memories of his sister Caddy's promiscuity. The third section is narrated by Jason, the youngest son, who is bitter and angry towards his family and the world. The final section is narrated by Dilsey, the Compsons' African American maid, who provides a different perspective on the events of the novel.Through the use of stream-of-consciousness narration and non-linear storytelling, Faulkner explores themes of time, memory, and the disintegration of traditional Southern values. The novel is noted for its experimental style and challenging structure, which can make it difficult to follow at times. However, it is widely regarded as a masterpiece of modernist literature and one of Faulkner's most significant works.• Explore the novel: UK: ... See MoreSee Less
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"Crow" (カラス), a ca 1910-1911 vertical ōban, by Ohara Koson (小原 古邨, 1877 - 1945), a Japanese painter and print designer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who was part of the shin-hanga (new prints) movement.(Click on the image to view the full picture.)Born in Kanazawa, Ohara Koson was famous as a master of kachō-e (bird and flower) designs. Throughout a prolific career, in which he created around 500 prints, he went by three different titles: Ohara Hōson (小原豊邨), Ohara Shōson (小原祥邨) and Ohara Koson (小原 古邨). ... See MoreSee Less
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“Always go too far, because that’s where you’ll find the truth.”— Albert Camus ... See MoreSee Less
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