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Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and punishment (Review, hmm)

Part way through my reading of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and punishment I wrote in my book – because, yes, I am a marginalia writer – “Who does Dostoevsky agree with?” It’s a somewhat naive question, I know, because the author doesn’t have to agree with anyone – and very often doesn’t.  1,014 more words

Review - Novels

The Last Lesson (La Derniere Classe)

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That morning, Franz was taking his way very slowly to school. He had a great dread of being scolded, particularly as the school-master had said that the lesson for the day would be on participles about which Franz did not know a word. 1,298 more words

Benny Thomas

Finally, Frankenstein

I purchased Frankenstein from the dying shelves of a B. Dalton in the “mall” in Bemidji, MN–five years ago. (RIP B. Dalton: you were my closest bookstore when I was growing up, and your death was tragic.) 376 more words

19th Century Literature

Old As Jesus

Let’s play a game called “Guess whose birthday it is?”

Are you ready? This is super easy, it’s multiple choice and everything.

Is it…

George Gordon, Lord Byron, born 1788? 151 more words

Top Ten Tuesdays: Top Ten Film Adaptations

This week’s “freebie” Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, gave me the perfect excuse to do a post I’ve been mulling over for a while—a list of my favorite film adaptations. 1,858 more words

19th-Century Literature

Your High School English Teacher Should Apologize for Making You Read The Scarlett Letter

Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, 1850 (with some continued mention of The House of the Seven Gables)

I’m going to try to be Fair and Balanced like Fox News in this review of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s major novel. 941 more words

Book Review

Edward Lear, Koala and I Add Whimsy to Your Life.

Edward Lear, 1812-1888

I am afraid that I am about to dishonor my creative writing degree by inadequately expressing the extent of my love for Edward Lear. 499 more words

19th Century Literature