The Hour of the Star (1977) By Clarice Lispector The Hour of the Star is a peculiar text for me to read. We have a narrator that interrupts the story … Continue Reading Death of a Poor Starlet: Thoughts on The Hour of the Star
This month’s topic is “Grotesque”: In honor of Halloween, we will explore what we find vile and ugly in pop culture. For this month’s topic, OWLS bloggers will be … Continue Reading OWLS: The Grotesque Nature of Beauty in Angela Carter’s “The Tiger’s Bride”
The Icarus Girl (2006) By: Helen Oyeyemi Warning: Spoilers! The Icarus Girl is unexpectedly chilling. Eight-year-old Jessamy “Jess” Harrison has an English father and a Nigerian mother. She has a … Continue Reading My Imaginary Friend: Thoughts on The Icarus Girl
Hello Everyone! I’m writing to you all because I am need of your help. One of my assignments for school is creating course syllabi for community college and university students. … Continue Reading Announcements: In Need of Reading Recommendations?
Hi Readers, I am in need of assistance especially from fellow book lovers out there. One of my assignments as a teaching assistant is to create a dream syllabus for … Continue Reading LynLynSays Needs Book Recommendations!
Waiting for the Barbarians (1980) By J.M. Coetzee Waiting for the Barbarians is another novel I read during the semester. To be honest, I personally don’t like it. However, I … Continue Reading State of the Empire: Thoughts on Waiting for the Barbarians
The Mahabharata (2006) By Ramesh Menon I read this classic Indian tale in English translation for a class this semester and I thought I would share it with you all … Continue Reading Exploring An Indian Tale: Thoughts on The Mahabharata
Woman of the Dunes (Movie, 1964) Directed By: Hiroshi Teshigahara Woman of the Dunes (Novel, 1962) By Abe Kobo This is a film that wouldn’t capture a majority of my readers’ … Continue Reading Sweat & Struggle: Thoughts on Woman of the Dunes
The Night Circus (2011) By Erin Morgenstern In the previous post, I talked about how this novel has a lack of direction in regards to the main storyline. Well I … Continue Reading The Night Circus: Thoughts on “Intersections” (Part 3)