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'How To Date A Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, Or Halfie)' by Junot Diaz

How To Date A Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, Or Halfie) by Junot Diaz, 1995

The magic trick:

Having the narrator directly address the reader with helpful hints as in an advice column… 235 more words

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Starting Again & My Reading List

It’s been far too long since I’ve posted. Starting my blog was a bit of fail if you ask me…I made two posts (one being an introduction) and that was way back at the beginning of June. 251 more words

Literature

quotation: You can't depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

You can’t depend on your judgment when your imagination is out of focus.

Mark Twain (1835-1910) Discuss

'Greasy Lake' by T. Coraghessan Boyle

Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle, 1985

The magic trick:

Making it clear in the beginning that the narrator and friends were phony tough guys… 312 more words

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Sinclair Lewis Declined Pulitzer

I mentioned Sinclair Lewis declined the Pulitzer Prize. In 1926, on discovering that his novel, Arrowsmith, had been awarded what was then called the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel, author Sinclair Lewis wrote the following letter to the Pulitzer Prize Committee and declined the honor. 733 more words

Literature

'Bridging' by Max Apple

Bridging by Max Apple, 1984

The magic trick:

Using real and contemporary sports references

I understand if you are guffawing loudly right now as you read this post. 257 more words

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'Territory' by David Leavitt

Territory by David Leavitt, 1983

The magic trick:

Including the detail that Neil and Wayne are careful not to show affection for each other in public… 198 more words

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