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What's the Difference Between Irony and Satire?

Although the terms irony and satire are often used interchangeably, there are actually marked differences between the two. Because picaresques may use both of these elements for effect, it helps to know their differences. 896 more words

A Modest Proposal

Demography as destiny: The vital American family

By Joel Kotkin – We no longer see family-centered urban neighborhoods like those depicted in the Chicago of Saul Bellow’s novel The Adventures of Augie March… 127 more words


The Unread: Days Two Hundred Ninety-Two - Two Hundred Ninety-Seven

Always, as soon as I sit down to meditate, I think of undone tasks or a new idea that needs investigating. I promise myself I’ll return to these thoughts later and then I keep my promise. 174 more words

Dear Augie March:

You…silly boy.

You thought you got me, didn’t you? You thought I wasn’t going to finish the first book on my list.  You thought you could make a failure of me. 84 more words

Adventures Of Augie March


As everyone knows, I’ve been having trouble with this Augie March book.  I’ve decided to take a break from reading to post a list of the main things that make me take a break from reading in hopes that I’ll be able to get back to reading.  118 more words

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Up to Page 80

I’m sorry to report this book has not gotten any easier to stay focused on. I hate to admit this, it makes me feel like an unsophisticated failure, but, I dislike this book.  173 more words

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Beginning Augie

The Adventures of Augie March is not what I expected.  Saul Bellow and J.D. Salinger do not seem to have much in common…so far.  Salinger is, of course, a fairly easy read;  Bellow, however, is not.  149 more words

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