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WST 101 Section 4: Response Paper

Two or Three Things I Know For Sure

Quiet and consuming,
A dark flame that burns,
Devours the flesh.
A cage,
Strong and unbending.

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Language and Syntax in the Classroom

The day after the 2017 Boston Marathon, the marathon’s sponsor, Adidas, sent an email to participants who completed the race. The subject line read, “Congrats, you survived the Boston Marathon.” … 990 more words

American Literature

Southern Gothic Fiction

More than a year ago, I entered a short story contest called something like the Southern Gothic Fiction Revival prize. I had no real thought of winning the contest. 191 more words


Bastard out of Carolina

I had a wonderful Sunday evening. I laid on the couch finishing Bastard out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison, drinking a beer and snuggling with the cats in the glow of the Christmas Tree! 183 more words

Bastard Out of Carolina  (classic lit)

Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison

Every visceral, harrowing, nightmarish scene of child abuse expertly rendered.

The power of stories

I’ve been thinking a lot about stories lately. After finishing (and loving), Frank’s “The Wounded Storyteller” I’ve been looking for restitution narratives, chaos narratives and the rest in the stories that I now see all around me. 681 more words

Books Acquired Recently

Allison, Dorothy. Bastard Out of Carolina. 1992. New York: Penguin Books, 2016.

I had heard of this novel before, but did not become interested in it until I recently read Ann Cvetkovich’s discussion of it in… 189 more words

Books Acquired Recently