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Aimless Ambition in The Red and The Black

Aimless Ambition in The Red and The Black Cari Gilkison, French Literature 1996 Julien wants to get away from the lower class that he despises.  He is driven by ambition to rise above his place in life.  What Julien doesn’t … Continue reading

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Growing Pains in James Joyce’s Eveline

  Growing Pains in Eveline Cari Gilkison, Critical Writing Winter 1995        Just as the evening invaded the avenue in the first line of James Joyce’s short story Eveline, so adulthood invades Eveline’s life.  Eveline is full of fears … Continue reading

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Summerhouse Later

April 2006 Are we drawn to literature that speaks to us directly?  Can we know someone through what they read?  Is literary biography accurate enough to even bother with? I am listening to Summerhouse, Later by Judith Hermann.  I am … Continue reading

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Blowing Rock

July 9, 2003 Blowing Rock Tranquility is the symbol on this diary.  Happiness was the symbol of the last, which led me to ponder the difference between the two.  Happiness is defined by the presence of joy and lack of … Continue reading

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