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A ‘national epic’ such as Virgil’s Aeneid, the father of ‘national epics’, is valuable beyond its poetic form and functions … Continue reading A Modern, Christianized ‘National Epic’: It is Worth the Cost
Are you really reading these words? Are you really sitting in that chair? Did you wake up this morning? Take … Continue reading Inception: Is Fiction a Firm Foundation?