Journal, The Logan Square Literary Review Winter 2010
The Logan Square Literary Review is a not-for-profit, journal of words based in Chicago, Ill. This publication aims to facilitate expression and add to the thriving community of ideas in the neighborhood of Logan Square. Therefore, the LSLR is dependant on submissions from the public.
The story of "Anakim of the Sun: Being Human" is about Father Antonio Rivera, a vampire who became a priest in the hopes of being cured of his blood lust. Though a member of The Church, Antonio finds himself at odd when he must confront his past and is forced to face the one thing he never did: give himself completely to God. By doing so, he realizes the theme behind the Gospel according to John: the road to Heaven is black and white; everything you do, say, think and feel will either take you closer to Heaven or take you closer to Hell... but ultimately, it's your decision.
Abstract from back cover of book; book signed by author
“The Witch in the Garden” is a story about a man by the name of Vlad who exists simultaneously in the real / physical world and in the spiritual world. He has encounters with spirits: Angels, Demons, those that are suffering from illnesses and those who have passed away. Visions of his life come forth in various “dreams” through out his days and nights as he tries to live a good Christian life. During his quest for peace from these visions, Vlad begins the long and difficult road of reconciling with older brother, Rudal, and Katlin, Rudal’s wife… and Vlad’s ex. The story of “The Witch in the Garden” original began as a comic book idea in the early part of the new millennium. After being putting it down and allowing it to collect dust for almost five years, author and creator of “The Witch in the Garden”, decided to revisit the story and turn it into a novel. *
* abstract taken from http://bookstore.xlibris.com/Products/SKU-0071592049/The-Witch-In-The-Garden.aspx
This is a signed copy of the book.
From back cover: "...Studs Lonigan has established itself as a classic of the American social novel. Its setting is the South Side of Chicago during the moral chaos of the Prohibition era. Its protagonist, Studs Lonigan, is a young man seeking a destiny he cannot find, leaving behind him only lost ideals and unanswered questions to mark his swift passage from youth to early death. In his frustrated ambitions, his gradual brutalization, and his final failure, Studs emerges as a prototype of the lost and self-alienated American, both product and victim of urban society. The trilogy is, in the words of Philip Allan Friedman, 'a monumental work in the tradition of American literary naturalism...' Alfred Kazin has called Studs Lonigan 'one of the most honest and important works of our time.'"
"The 826CHI Compendium is an annually produced publication, featuring work created by students during our various programs, as well as at-large submissions from student writers throughout the Chicago area." *
Collection of three mini comics by Marina Julia, Yujin Lee and Monica Ray. "Rush" by Marina Julia, "A Happy Family" by Yujin Lee. "Phuzzy Comics" by Monica Ray, which is from a greater online collection.