Gwenyfar Rohler

Commentator

Gwenyfar Rohler (a/k/a Gwenyfar) is following in her father's footsteps as a writer: she is the author of two books: Your Health is in Your Kitchen and The Promise of Peanuts. She also writes the Live Local. Live Small Column in our Alternative Weekly, Encore (www.Encorepub.com). You will find her most days at the Book Store where she is slowly cataloging the inventory. She loves to read play scripts, mid 20 th century fiction, and the classics.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler reflects on the country's current state and makes allusions to our past through the exploration of our nation's use of internment camps. Rohler's exploration ranges from George Takei's Tweets to the novel Farewell to Manzanar by Japanese-American writers, James & Jeanne Houston.

When Gunter Grass published his memoir Peeling the Onion in 2006, he revealed that the life story he had written and retold for years was false, and rocked the world. He quite candidly admitted that, contrary to what everyone thought they knew about his life, he was in fact part of the Waffen-SS. It was the literary bombshell of the time. The possibility of revoking his Nobel prize was raised.

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Growing up in a self-described "household of literary snobs," Gwenyfar Rohler recounts the memories that formed the foundation for her love of books and framed her distaste for certain authors.

Historical Fiction is the closest we can get to being a fly on the wall in the past. Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler explores the misunderstandings and the value of historical fiction writing. Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

What is the perfect time to read The Grapes of Wrath ? What about The Catcher in the Rye ? This week Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler reminds us that the same book can offer a vastly different experience depending on who we are when we read it.

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That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet. No so fast, Juliet, says Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler. Names may have more power than we think.

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What happens when we discover one of our favorite works of art was created by someone that makes our skin crawl? Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler has this answer.

"Lysistrata"

Jan 12, 2016

In 411 BC, Aristophanes was inspired to write the anti-war play, Lysistrata . What parallels exist between Aristophanes' world and our own? Commentator Gwenyfar Rholer has this answer. Commentator Gwenyfar Rholer loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its memebers.

"The Moon is Down"

Dec 1, 2015

What book do you wish you had written? Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler's answer to this question reveals just how much impact a novel can have. Commentator Gwenyfar Rholer loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

"Infinite Jest"

Oct 13, 2015

What makes an artist truly great? A recent conversation about David Foster Wallace forces commentator Gwenyfar Rohler to weigh in. Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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