Tag Archives: Psychology

13 Reasons Why

April 28, 2017 Thirteen Reasons Why 13 Reasons Why is a Novel by Jay Asher. It came out in 2007.  Netflix released it as a 13 Episode Series on March 21, 2017. Since then, it has created much controversy.  While … Continue reading

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Literature As Exploration

Literature as Exploration Louise M Rosenblatt 1965 Reprint 1995 Schools and Colleges are there to teach students about themselves and humankind. As students, we try to understand the psychology of the characters we read about. We try to figure out … 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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The Feminist and the Cowboy

The Feminist and the Cowboy Initially, I liked the memoir by Alisa Valdez entitled The Feminist and the Cowboy.  It reminded me of my own relationship—although minus the drama.  I related to Valdez being a Feminist like myself.   Like Alisa … 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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Closer to Natalie

Closer To Natalie Natalie Portman’s first film was The Professional and it was the first film I saw her in. Though only 13 at the time, I was floored by her performance. I liked her as the wise beyond her … Continue reading

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Ego and Archetype

Ego and Archetype  Ego and Archetype: Individuation and the Religious Function of the Psyche by Edward F Edinger came out in 1972.  I read it in 2000.  It proved very insightful and was very influential on me. Man’s consciousness was … Continue reading

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