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BRB, Questioning Every Assumption I Ever Made About Moby-Dick

I first read Moby-Dick in tenth grade, when I was fifteen.  We were given a list of “classic novels” and told to choose one from the list for each semester (two if the page count for one of them added up … Continue reading

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In Which I Impute Some Thoughts on Theory of Mind to a Self-Reflexive Actor

Today has been one of those days in which time goes twice as fast as it ought, with the result that it is noon and I am only just sitting down with stacks of research.As part of the Epic Quest … Continue reading

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Can the (Autistic) Subaltern Speak?

Some months ago, I shelved this paper topic.  I did so for several reasons. I didn’t know quite what I was trying to say; I had a sneaking suspicion I ought to be focusing on something that more clearly related … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on Romeo and Juliet

I haven’t read Romeo and Juliet in ten years.  Also, having been in the target demo for the Leonardo DiCaprio/Claire Danes version, I tend to avoid performances of it like a particularly giggly plague. But I’m rereading it now as part … Continue reading

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Can You Tell Dickens from Bulwer-Lytton? I Can’t.

Quiz: Dickens or Bulwer-Lytton? Charles Dickens is generally touted as one of the English language’s best writers. Bulwer-Lytton is generally touted as so bad that he actually has a terrible first line contest named for him.   Yet when passages … Continue reading

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NPR Cuts ENDER’S GAME From Best YA Fiction Poll, Because Violence

NPR’s recent Best YA Fiction Poll recently produced a list of 100 winners that has everyone talking – mostly, about what’s not on it. NPR explains that best-beloved classics like A Wrinkle in Time and Are You There, God?  It’s Me, Margaret didn’t make … Continue reading

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(Un)Fashionably Late to the Literary Blog Hop

Mea culpa!  I’m unfashionably late to this month’s Literary Blog Hop, brought to everyone who managed to be on time by The Blue Bookcase.  What can I say?  I had a migraine.  (Also I only just heard about it today.) … Continue reading

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