Category Archives: Hilton (James)

An Ideal Place to Study Lit

A summer institute where one buries oneself in books is my version of James Hilton’s Shangri-La.

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Whither Flight MH370? Shangri-La?

The disappearance of MH370 momentarily led me to fantasize that the passengers had ended up in Shangri La.

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  • Literature is as vital to our lives as food and shelter. Stories and poems help us work through the challenges we face, from everyday irritations to loneliness, heartache, and death. Literature is meant to mix it up with life. This website explores how it does so.

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