Tag Archives: fall 2013

[Camille Todaro and the tone of marital discord in HanifKureischi's "Intimacy"]

The author explores marital discord, and all its entanglements as to what brings a previously happy couple to a state of unrecognizable discontent. The tone of this piece makes it very believable, and raw. In its presentation, it is not … Continue reading

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[Loreena Stanga talks lightness in Hanna Al Shaykh’s “The Keeper of the Virgins”]

Hanna Al Shaykh’s, “The Keeper of the Virgins” follows an unnamed dwarf in a world that pities or scoffs at him. The dwarf meanders about his life, immersed in study, reflection and writing. Each day, he leaves his family home … Continue reading

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Matt Stiglbauer talks pacing and Calvino's quickness in "The Courtshipof Mr. Lyon" by Angela Carter

Angela Carter’s The Courtship of Mr. Lyon tells the story of a down-on-his-luck lawyer whose car breaks down in the snow during Christmastime. He does not have the money to buy his daughter the one thing she asked for: a … Continue reading

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"Language as It Ought to Be" — Kandace Taylor looks at exactitude in Juno Diaz’s

Junot Diaz’s “Ysrael” is the story of brothers Yunior and Rafa who are spending a typical summer just outside the town of Ocoa in the Dominican Republic. This particular summer becomes a lot more interesting when the boys go on … Continue reading

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Michael Lanham talks Multiplicity in “The Immortals” by Martin Amis

The short story I chose for my craft analysis is The Immortals, by Martin Amis. The story is centered around a nameless individual who we know only as the Immortal, an individual who recounts the history of the world, and … Continue reading

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Chelsea Cornell talks storyweaving in Ian McEwan’s “Pornography”

The heart of this story is a sex shop, in the Soho market in Brewer Street. The owner of this shop is Harold, a short, introverted younger brother who wears his self confidence in a crisp leather jacket. Harold is … Continue reading

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Hurley Winkler and exactitude in Raymond Carver’s “Are These Actual Miles?”

Raymond Carver’s short story “Are These Actual Miles?” follows the journey of Toni, an independent woman with all the power as she sells a car, as her husband, Leo, sits at home, trying to configure his wife’s progress throughout the … Continue reading

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