Tag Archives: Fantasy

Joan Didion: Conversations and Essays

Joan Didion: Essays and Conversations Edited by G. Friedman, 1984 Introduction: Play It As It Lays shows a preoccupation with existentialism. She examines the nothingness of the void as in Sartre and Camus—particularly The Myth of Sisyphus.  Kierkegaard She does … Continue reading

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The Fellowship of the Ring

The Fellowship of The Ring I re- read The Fellowship of the Ring. I felt almost as if I had slipped back to Middle Earth, where magic was still alive and common place. Middle Earth, I realized, was Tolkien’s way … Continue reading

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Maplecroft

December 4, 2014 Maplecroft Maplecroft is the name of Cherie Priest’s latest book. The title refers to the home of Lizzie Borden after she was acquitted for murder. The book came out a few months ago but the library never … Continue reading

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Finding Oz

Finding Oz Finding Oz: How L Frank Baum Discovered the Great American Story by Evan J Schwartz came out in 2009.  A groundbreaking new look at a cultural icon—THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Schwartz reveals how Baum’s early interest in theatre, … Continue reading

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Can Love Last?

  Can Love Last? Can Love Last: the Fate of Romance over Time by Stephen A Mitchell came out in 2002. I read it in 2011.  This book is all about romance and its degradation.  Romance is closer to falling … Continue reading

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Fantasy Favorites

Fantasy Favorites Growing up there were two fantasy movies that I watched over and over again: The Hobbit and The Last Unicorn.  Both animated films that were produced by Rankin and Bass. The Hobbit aired on TV in 1977, while … Continue reading

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Dreams Vs Reality in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dreams Vs Reality in A Midsummer Night’s Dream Cari Gilkison, English 220: Shakespeare Winter 1996 Does the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream lean toward reality or dreams?  There are many ways to look at this play, but one cannot help … Continue reading

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