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The Anatomy of Criticism

Anatomy of Criticism Northrop Frye, 1957 It is impossible to learn literature because literature needs to be dis-furnished from the study of it—or criticism.  Literary Criticism has many neighbors, including: Psychology and Sociology. Frye covers the Fictional Modes first.  Myth, … Continue reading

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Shaw: A Reassessment

Bernard Shaw: A Reassessment Colin Wilson, 1969 Shaw grew up with a mother who paid little attention to him. She had suffered abuse herself and thought it best to leave him alone. Shaw was naturally shy and introverted. He made … Continue reading

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Shaw and Religion

Shaw and Religion Ed by Charles A Berst, Penn State 1981 “There is to say Be and It Is,” is a Shavian saying. Shaw is indebted to numerous philosophies. He experienced religion in poetic terms. Development religiously was his perception … Continue reading

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Patterns of Tragicomedy in Shaw

Patterns of Tragicomedy in Bernard Shaw By CD Sidhi, Bahari Publishers, 1978 The evolution of tragedy and comedy merged into a new species called the Tragi-Comedy. Happy Endings in historical tragicomedy can be found as far back as he 17th … Continue reading

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Shaw and the Play of Ideas

Shaw And The Play of Ideas By Robert F Whitman, 1977 Shaw’s hostility to Capitalism as the source of most of civilized man’s economic, social and moral ills, is both well known and persuasive throughout his writing….And war in general … Continue reading

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Selfie

October 8, 2014 Selfie Selfie is the new romantic comedy show on ABC. It centers on Eliza Dooley, who is a vapid young woman obsessed with social media. She goes to her co-worker Henry Higgs to learn how to have … Continue reading

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The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” Cassius tells Brutus in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar. Cassius is urging his friend into action, telling him that there … Continue reading

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