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'Cheap In August' by Graham Greene

Cheap In August by Graham Greene, 1964

The magic trick:

Turning an unlikely relationship into a beautiful thing

This is not the likeliest of loves. True, Mary came to Jamaica with hopes of a vacation tryst, but the old man she hooks up with is described as splashing water “like an elephant” when she meets him. 310 more words


What Draws You Into a Book?

I’m as picky as the next person when it comes to choosing a new book but nowhere near as specific as Chebk’s list of assassins, women wielding weapons, and underdog space adventures. 803 more words

Raise Your Average With Easy Participation Marks

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” -Aristotle 

Hey-oh readers,

My last education/school-themed post did really well so I thought I would impart some more words of wisdom: 1,488 more words

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes.

In celebration of his birthday today, please enjoy a poem by Langston Hughes:


The instructor said,
Go home and write
a page tonight. 342 more words


10 Reasons To Be An English Lit Major

1. First off, you’re basically leaving your options open to pursuing a bunch of different careers. Law? Teaching? Freelancing? Marketing? An English degree can easily start you down any of these career paths. 653 more words

AS English Lit: Announcement re: Hamlet Paper


Because we need to focus on completing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and the other texts required for the Cambridge exam, I am, alas!, cancelling the… 42 more words

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AS English Literature: Midsummer Unit Overview [Updated]


Our Midsummer Night’s Dream unit will be short and sweet; you will have read and taken the corresponding exam within the span of eight class periods. 369 more words