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Rana Madanat and Growing with Books

4 June, 2009 от · No comments

Vanya Nikolaeva’s interview with the founder of the Growing with Books organization Rana Madanat Because I believe a person is what she strives for, I am happy to introduce Rana Madanat to you. A strong and charismatic person, whose look brings light. She delights me with her humanity as well as her sincere activities for […]

In Defense of Flannery O’Connor’s Point of View in A Good Man is Hard to Find

23 January, 2009 от · No comments

Joan Gumbs Photo: closelyobserved.com Flannery O’Connor, responding to a letter from an English Professor, once said, “The meaning of a story … cannot be captured in an interpretation.… If teachers are in the habit of approaching a story as if it were a research problem … then I think student will never learn to enjoy […]

Kirby Gann’s Our Napoleon in Rags

8 January, 2009 от · No comments

Joan Gumbs Photo: alicepopkorn According to Ig Publisher, publishers of Our Napoleon in Rags, Kirby Gann’s novel is a “biting commentary on contemporary America.” Argumentative. Whose commentary is it? Certainly not Gann’s, who, in an interview with Bob Williams from The Compulsive Reader declared, “There’s no specific ‘message’ the novel is trying to put across […]

Classical

1 October, 2008 от · No comments

Ivanka Mogilska Photo: tanakawho Parts of the day. Your very own bad mood. The suspiciously great thoughts of genius. Your first love and your last one.