Submitted for your approval: a thoughtful treatise on kindness, generosity and humility, co-existing with an incisive look at how a writer’s moral code can give his work a consistent sense of right and wrong without preaching to his audience. The writer in question is Rod Serling, creator of “The Twilight Zone,” and in television critic Mark Dawidziak’s new book “Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone,” readers are given a comprehensive tour of Mr.
A couple of years ago, I spoke at the annual William Faulkner conference in Oxford, Miss. The organizers arranged a bus tour of the Mississippi Delta so that Yankees like me could gawk at old cotton gins and blues crossroads and languid delta rivers. Among the stops was a decrepit wood-frame storefront, Bryant’s Grocery, in the tiny hamlet of Money, an unremarkable place that nonetheless gave us all a chill.