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The Marxism of Roland Barthes

Here are a number of books I’ve found across the web by the French semiologist and literary critic Roland Barthes, all of them downloadable as PDFs: 4,121 more words


Haiku and Deconstruction

It is quite sad that the literary merits of haiku have to be defended. That being said, Mike Spikes does an excellent job of doing just that with the apt tool of deconstruction theory at his service. 20 more words

Review: Scent of Triumph by Jan Moran

I love war time romances…like with a passion! It has been a long time since I’ve read a book in one sitting…..like a LONG TIME. 1,029 more words


Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies

A new title from Cork University Press:

Employing a wide range of critical perspectives and new comparative contexts, Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies breaks new ground in O’Brien scholarship by testing a number of popular commonplaces about this Irish (post-) Modernist author. 294 more words


Book Blast/Spotlight: MK McClintock's British Agent Series

Please follow M.K. McClintock’s Book Blast for her British Agent Series, from April 13-17, and enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Book One: Alaina Claiborne… 981 more words


Flash Fiction: "6-Word Stories"

It’s not known for certain, but the story goes that Ernest Hemingway was once asked to write a short story using only 6 words, for which he gave the response: 140 more words

The Written Word

ALBUM REVIEW: Everybody Has a Grandma From Chicago by Turtle Power

By: Derek Spencer

Turtle Power is a ska band.  They sound like a ska band.  It isn’t a bad thing.  It isn’t a good think.  It’s a ska thing.   1,043 more words