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Paradox and Time Travel as Constructs for the Meaning of Life in “All You Zombies— ” - REVIEW

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Robert A. Heinlein’s short story “All You Zombies—” (1959) is a science fiction masterpiece dealing with deterministic time travel and a...

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Portraying Nonfictional Tragedy: Krakauer’s "Into the Wild" and Its Filmic Adaptation - REVIEW

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At the young age of twenty-four, Chris McCandless sought the adventure of a lifetime, which culminated into a trip to the Alaskan...

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The Communal Experience of First-Person Plural in Faulkner’s “A Rose for Emily” - REVIEW

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As the first published story of William Faulkner, “A Rose for Emily” (1930) non-linearly follows the eponymous character Emily Grierson,...

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Authenticity and Racial Humor with Epistolary Format in “Belles Lettres” - REVIEW

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Nafissa Thompson-Spires’ 2019 acclaimed debut Heads of the Colored People is the short stories collection where, at one point, two black...

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Multiperspectivity as Self-Awareness of the World in “The Author of the Acacia Seeds” - REVIEW

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Ursula K. Le Guin created a body of work that merged her scientific, philosophical interests with her narrative talent, and her 1974...

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Hybrid Novels at Their Finest with Danielewski’s "The Fifty Year Sword" - REVIEW

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THE FIFTY YEAR SWORD by Mark Z Danielewski. 100 pp. Pantheon Books, 2012. $26. As we have come to expect from Danielewski, a novel (or...

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'Scalpelling' the Persona with Narrative Poetry in Alex Lemon’s Mosquito - REVIEW

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Alex Lemon’s lyrical debut Mosquito (Tin House Books, 2006) is the autobiographical journey of someone undergoing brain surgery and their...

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The Unhinged Beauty of Collage Writing in Burroughs’ “Johnny 23” - REVIEW

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In his divine mission to extinguish the “virus from outer space” that is language, the famous ex-addict William Burroughs uses the cut-up...

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Moll Flanders - by Daniel Defoe (REVIEW)

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First published in 1722, Moll Flanders is the first ever crime novel. Because of this ingenuity in an unknown genre, the crime depicted...

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The Devil's Apprentice - by Kenneth B. Andersen (REVIEW)

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Philip is a good boy, a really good boy, who accidentally gets sent to Hell to become the Devil’s heir. The Devil, Lucifer, is dying and...

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