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Category Archives: Contemporary

  1. There’s Work and Work–Philip Levine’s “What Work Is” February 16, 2015

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  2. May the Circle Be Broken–David Eggers’ The Circle November 20, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  3. Chasing Mirages in the Desert–David Eggers and A Hologram for the King November 8, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  4. Everyone Has Clutter–Alice Munro’s “Family Furnishings” October 11, 2013

    Posted in Canadian Literature, Contemporary.

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  5. A Celestial Time in the City of Destruction: Hugh Nissenson’s The Pilgrim June 20, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  6. A Blue Devil Cigar?–Nilo Cruz’s Anna in the Tropics May 8, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  7. Toni Morrison’s A Mercy March 15, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  8. John Brown’s Body is in the Grave, but his Story Keeps Marching On March 6, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary, English Literature.

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  9. The Long Battle–Russell Banks’ Cloudsplitter February 26, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  10. A Small House Rented: Marilynne Robinson’s Housekeeping February 22, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  11. A Word Is Not Enough–Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead February 15, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  12. House of Cards–For Whom? February 11, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary, Films.

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  13. Moses and Joshua on the Road: Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” January 16, 2013

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  14. What Not to Read–Colm Toibin’s “Testament of Mary” December 7, 2012

    Posted in Commentary, Contemporary, What Not to Read.

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  15. The Devil You Know–Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian” December 3, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  16. Dying Alone: Margaret Edson’s Wit October 29, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  17. Essays from Beyond: David Foster Wallace’s “Both Flesh and Not” September 25, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  18. Salman Rushdie Pops His Head Up September 17, 2012

    Posted in Contemporary, English Literature.

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  19. Infinite Map: For Those Who Can’t Get Enough of David Foster Wallace September 7, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Commentary, Contemporary.

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  20. A Happy Ending for the Mockingjay June 15, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  21. Through Painful Toil: A Thousand Acres June 6, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  22. A Hunger Beyond Satisfaction: The Hunger Games May 18, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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  23. Quo Vadis? From Portugal to Japan with Shusaku Endo April 30, 2012

    Posted in Contemporary, Japanese Literature.

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  24. The Things We Think We Think: Our Man in Havana April 29, 2012

    Posted in Contemporary, English Literature.

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  25. It Turns on Affection: Wendell Berry at the NEH April 26, 2012

    Posted in American Literature, Contemporary.

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