Have a (Mr.) Blue Christmas
Myles Connolly's works were suffused with Catholicism - Part 2By James Thunder | December 6th 2022 2:53 PM
My last post introduced the novel Mr. Blue. Here I'll look at author Myles Connolly's life. Connolly was born in 1897 in Roxbury, outside Boston. He attended Boston Latin School. At Boston College he edited the literary magazine The Stylus (founded in 1882 and still extant). After his 1918 graduation,…READ FULL BLOG POST
The Season for 'Mr. Blue'
The story's protagonist is a modern St. Francis who gives away his fortune - Part 1By James Thunder | November 30th 2022 2:57 PM
In 1928 Myles Connolly published his 120-page debut novel, Mr. Blue. This book and author come to mind at this time of year because the protagonist, J. Blue, was in awe of the Incarnation, and also because Connolly was an adviser to film director Frank Capra for the Christmas-time favorite…READ FULL BLOG POST