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How the Other Half Lives: When Middle Class Ideals Are Imposed Upon Bowery Institutions

Stephen Crane’s Maggie: A Girl of the Streets is parenthetically a story of New York City during the Gilded Age, a period that saw rapid urbanization and industrialization along with the subsequent emergence of the modern middle-class. 3,887 more words

'The New Order' by Nancy Hale

The New Order by Nancy Hale, 1954

The magic trick:

Telling the story from the perspective of the older woman, until switching points of view at the very end… 295 more words


Book Review: Suspended Between Hope and Despair in Sinclair Lewis's "Main Street"

I finished the second half of Sinclair Lewis’s Main Street flying over the author’s home state of Minnesota, also home to that classic of American literature itself, its railroad-markered grasslands serving as a backdrop for Gopher Prairie, Lewis’s fictional burg and primary target of his lambasting, resentment, and occasional forgiveness. 1,135 more words

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Reccomemded Reading | The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. By L. Frank Baum.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, with pictures by William Wallace Denslow, was originally published by the George M. Hill Company in Chicago… 262 more words

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Sampling Rose Wilder Lane

Weeks ago, I wrote about my experience in visiting famed author of the Little House books Laura Ingalls Wilder’s house in Mansfield, Missouri. I had read her newly released… 831 more words


Traveling the Book: Teaching Deep Research in 200-Level Online Literature Courses

Imaginary portrait of Eliza Wharton, the tragic heroine of Hannah Webster Foster’s 18th Century American novel–The Coquette.

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I have been teaching 200-level literature classes for some time now, having developed three from the ground up–World Literature II, British Literature I and British Literature II. 2,804 more words

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Meet Kirun Kapur

Interview by Nicole Melanson ~

Kirun Kapur is the winner of the Arts & Letters Rumi Prize in Poetry and the Antivenom Poetry Award for her first book, Visiting Indira Gandhi’s Palmist (Elixir Press, 2015). 1,317 more words

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