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.

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Thursday Commentary
6:17 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

A Commentary as Lovely as a Tree

George L. Smyth Flickr Commons

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler’s love for books is no secret, but she also appreciates those beautiful things books come from—trees.  

Commentaries here on WHQR.org don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members. 

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

The Value of Banned Books

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Gwenyfar Rohler has nothing against picking up the popular, paperback sensation rushing to the top of the Best Seller's list. Entertainment has its place. But, for her, literature that provokes thought, action, and perhaps makes the reader feel a tad uncomfortable gets at the heart of what art ought to do.

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Thursday Commentary
6:17 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

The Crucible

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Arthur Miller's The Crucible will likely be performed in many a high school across the country this year for several reasons--some practical, some artistic. Gwenyfar Rohler tells us why the play and the character of its author share a timeless value beyond the stage.

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Commentaries
6:00 am
Thu August 9, 2012

Lovesong

Arnold Genthe Libary of Congress

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler revisits Prufrock and consults the classics on the topic of love.  Some things are timeless, and what rang true then still resonates with life - and love - in modern times.

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Thursday Commentary
8:00 am
Thu June 21, 2012

An Open Letter to Mr. Carter, Reviewed

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With Juneteenth just passed, and the petition for the pardons of the Wilmington Ten before Governor Perdue, Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler reads an excerpt from James Baldwin's open letter to President Carter, pertaining to the  plight of our ten and the Charlotte Three.

Thursday Commentary
10:07 am
Thu May 31, 2012

A Midsummer Night's (Recurring) Dream

Dennis Barnes Flickr Commons

With Shakespeare on the Green's upcoming performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler contemplates what makes this play so attractive to audiences everywhere, generation after generation. 

Thursday Commentary
8:00 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Bananafish, Anyone?

Kara Allyson Flickr Commons

When literary commentator Gwenyfar Rohler first met J.D. Salinger, it wasn't through his famous, angst-ridden, teenage protagonist, Holden Caulfield.

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Thursday Commentary
1:36 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Longfellow, Revere'd

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While lovers of  more modern free verse poetry might scoff at the rhyming verses of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Literary Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler applauds his ingenuity within the constraints of form.

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Thursday Commentary
6:30 am
Thu January 12, 2012

A Tale of Two Cities

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Charles Dickens's classic story set during the French Revolution tells of one people at a singular time.

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