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Zone One - Colson Whitehead

A few notes about Zone One:

  • it begins with Mark Spitz in New York, as a boy…establishing NYC as a creature of sorts…
  • he is then carefully described as ‘their 
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Book Review

Does keeping long nails make a guy look irresponsible?

Hey there every one.
I was doing a little surfing on the #1 online forum for Nigerians and ran into a post about long nails. The question posed was for the general population but I think that the writer had men as his target audience when he was writing that post. 249 more words

Article Writer.

Joker Poe, Part 4: The Critic's Laughter

In this series thus far, I have discussed the ways in which Edgar Allan Poe is perhaps best viewed as a literary prankster or practical joker. 1,284 more words

Humor In America

Some of the reasons I love "Northanger Abbey"

In high school, I found Mr. Darcy and Mr. Knightley unbearably stuffy; Anne Eliot of Persuasion appealed to me, but Frederick Wentworth seemed distant. To Henry Tilney of… 593 more words

Blockages: Theory vs. History, The Search For An Economy Of Principles, Part One

I find it difficult to answer when people ask me just what it is that I study. Of course if I thought about it, I might have to admit that I find it difficult to answer just about any question, at least with any sense of brevity. 1,217 more words



JULY 26.

26) The novel you wish you’d written

So Many Books by Gabriel Zaid

Ok, so it’s not a novel, as in work of fiction, but actually literary criticism on book industry from the turn of the century. 168 more words

Bookshelf Porn

The Societal Pressures of Heterosexual Marriage as Depicted in “A Rose for Emily” and “The Storm”

Hey y’all. I wanted to try posting literary criticism. As you have already seen via the title, my first entry is on the societal pressures of heterosexual marriage as depicted in the tragic love (or not?) story, Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily,” and the ever-so shocking though strangely comforting “The Storm” by Chopin. 1,260 more words