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Betrayal of Science and Reason

Betrayal of Science and Reason Ehrlich, 1996 In this hard-hitting and timely book, Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich challenge those who downplay the reality and importance of global environmental problems with appealing but misleading rhetoric. Such efforts to … Continue reading

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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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Summer Reading For High School

Summer Reading For High School AP/Honors Class For 9th Grade   Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now by Maya Angelou Go Ask Alice by Anonymous Ajeema and His Son by Richard Bradford The Good Earth by Pearl Buck Runs … Continue reading

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Descent into Disgrace

Decent into Disgrace In the Showtime Television show The Affair Noah Holloway published a book called Decent. The book chronicles his decent in to debauchery and divorce. I couldn’t help be reminded of Coetzee book Disgrace, which was published in … Continue reading

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The Dark Tower Series

June 18, 2006 The Tower We journeyed toward the tower, passing through the wilderness. The sun was setting in the western sky, but it was still incredibly hot. What was the tower anyway? The center of power? The gateway to … Continue reading

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Sister Carrie Diaries

The Carrie Diaries Watching The Carrie Diaries on Netflix, something occurred to me. Carrie’s journey from Connecticut to New York City parallels the journey by Caroline “Carrie” Meeber in the 1900 novel by Theodore Dreiser. In Dreiser’s novel, eighteen year … Continue reading

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A Certain Slant of Light

September 27, 2012 Slant of Light “A Certain Slant of Light—on winter afternoons—that oppresses like the weight—of cathedral tunes. Heavenly hurt it gives us—we can fine no scar—but internal difference—where the meanings are,” wrote Emily Dickinson. The poem talks of … Continue reading

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