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American Literature: Summative Entry

A deep exploration into the literature emerging in the 19th-21st century in America has not merely benefited me in an academic sense, but has also transformed my perceptions about myself, others and the world through the power of the aesthetic shape and textures of language to ignite vivid word pictures and sound tapestries. 1,057 more words

American Literature

Still holds a bit of truth?

A Telephonic Conversation

by Mark Twain

Consider that a conversation by telephone–when you are simply sitting by and not taking any part in that conversation–is one of the solemnest curiosities of modern life. 817 more words

Writers And Movements

Peer Review #6

Emily, you’ve written a truly amazing imaginative letter to Robert Frost in this Blogpost! I love the way that you talk about how deeply meaningful you find his work, and how you go into detail in regards to the awakening that it causes for you personally. 65 more words

American Literature

Lincoln in the Bardo — George Saunders

My word. This book was made for my dual projects! A Man Booker shortlisted book about the president I probably hold highest in my estimation and, even better, it’s amazing. 372 more words


4 3 2 1 — Paul Auster

4 3 2 1 is a masterpiece. The back of the book told me so. And, having read it, I’m inclined to agree. Auster has managed something remarkable: he has taken a character (New Jersey-born Archibald Isaac Ferguson) and told his life in four different ways. 397 more words


Haunted Nights...

 Title: Haunted Nights

Writer: A Horror Writers Association Anthology edited by Elen Datlow and Lisa Morton

Publishing House: Anchor Books

Publication Date: October 3rd 2017… 631 more words

History of Wolves — Emily Fridlund

I got so excited when I finished reading History of Wolves. I was maybe halfway through the longlist and it was increasingly clear that 2017 was a strong year. 267 more words