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A Farewell to Arms, An Introduction to Hemingway

This past week I finished reading Hemingway’s A Farewell To Arms and now feel as though I have a grasp on the author. Or at least I am beginning to. My understanding of Hemingway has not come as easily as … Continue reading

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Reflections on The Age of Innocence

In my Modern American Novels class, we recently read Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence.  Although I read the piece in high school, the story seems even more symbolic and meaningful than when I first encountered Wharton’s writing, as is … Continue reading

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If You Want To Know the Truth

I recently reread J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye and realized what has made this novel such a cherished addition to classic American literature. The story is fueled not by plot – which runs its course in about a … Continue reading

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Trained to Read

In his review of Alyson Hagy’s Boleto, New York Times writer Bruce Machart writes, “Good stories teach us how to read them, and the opening pages of Boleto are entertaining, entrancing teachers.” I agree with Machart’s review because I find … Continue reading

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