What I have to say about Anne Frank (so far)

Literature, Social Issues
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Anne was my kind of woman. Reading her diary will result in having a crush on this girl. She had me at the “Quack, Quack, Quack, said Mistress Chatterback” assignment. She was the very definition of an astute and vibrant young intellectual. You could easily call her “bright”, but I’d try to go further. She […]

“Black Somewhere Else”

Literature, Social Issues
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Sorry for not sharing anything for a while. I was actually going to write about a Paul de Man essay I encountered. I was not all that familiar with him until I found his essay “The Resistance to Theory” in Modern Literary Theory 4th Edition. I’m sad to say that the more I’ve learned about […]

A little on The Blind Assassin

Literature, Social Issues
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From Part X on, I could not shake a great sense of disappointment that this book was not going in the direction I thought it would. It hardly needs to go in any particular direction. I don’t believe that this book, or any, is supposed to be written in any specific way. One feature that […]

Three Cups of Hoo-Boy

Literature, Social Issues

In Outside magazine‘s article “Greg Mortenson Speaks”, the interviewee addresses some of his critcs’ claims, but he doesn’t do so too thoroughly. He does admit to Three Cups of Tea containing some embellishments created by editors during the writing process, which he insists he protested. He maintains that he accidentally stumbled into Korphe after not […]

This is what I see

Literature

I’m reading Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and came across this passage that very clearly describes the struggle of making the piece of art you have in mind: She could see it all so clearly, so commandingly, when she looked: it was when she took her brush in hand that the whole thing changed. It […]

The Digital Age

Literature

As some people have mentioned on the comment site for this video, books are being pirated all the time, whether or not they are on a digital format. Not releasing your book into such a medium will not guarantee protection against piracy. Alexie’s fears seem to be all over the place, I don’t think any […]

Finite Jest

Literature

I might have to take a break from the old Wallace masterpiece. I just reached the chapter where the game Eschaton is explained. In this chapter is a long footnote that forces the reader to jump back into Calculus, particularly in recalling the use of the Mean Value Theorem, or dive into it for the […]