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  • One Way Allison
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    'River of Names'; is part of a collection of short stories in the book Trash published in 1988, written by Dorothy Allison. It is the basis for the later novel Bastard out of Carolina. In her powerful writing, Allison draws on her own harrowing childhood in 1950's Greenville, South Carolina: the stigma of growing up a bastard, the shame and pride she felt toward her family, and her association with her stepfather who beat and molested her. 'In this story, 'River of Names,' ; Allison writes about...
  • Holly And The Narrator
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    One day when Holly and the narrator go for a walk through Fifth Avenue on a beautiful Autumn day Holly seems interested in the narrator's childhood without really telling him about her own, even though talking about herself is something she does quite often. '... it was elusive, nameless, place less, an impressionistic recital, though the impression received was contrary to what one expected, for she gave an almost voluptuous account of swimming in summer, Christmas trees, pretty cousins and par...
  • Cubans Desire
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    Latin American Societies Book report The Cuban Mile The Cuban Mile, written by Cuban native Alejandro Hernandez Diaz, is a story about two Cubans who set sea for Miami in hopes of finding more successful lives. The author writes as if he was one of the refugees, and we are reading his journal entries. The journey lasts seven days, with obviously many entries per day. The entries are categorized by how many miles these two men have traveled by that point. The narrator and his brother in law are o...
  • Sammy's Voice
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    John Updike's 'A & P' Do you remember the grocery store chain A&P? The letters stand for 'Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company,' and the store used to be one of the most popular in the United States. The third person narrator of a story (or poem, play, or novel) is not the same person as the author. The narrator of this story is named Sammy, which is a kid's or teenager's name; what we call Sammy's 'voice,' or his own particular way of thinking, comes through very clearly because he is the narrator....
  • One's Energy Into A Higher Vibration
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    The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield tells the story of a man who tries to learn and understand the nine key insights into life itself in an ancient manuscript that has been discovered in Peru. It predicts a massive spiritual transformation of society in the late twentieth century. We will finally grasp the secrets of the universe, the mysteries of existence, and the meaning of life. The real meaning and purpose of life will not be found in religion or in material wealth, but rather in thing...
  • Matter Of Fact Despite Orwell's Claims
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    Shooting elephants, pigs and other animals: Orwell's struggle for political emancipation Ant " on io Lopes, Universidade do Algarve Abstract One might say that Orwell has almost become a persona non grat a amongst left-wing intellectuals: Williams refers to him as an 'exiled? and a 'vagrant? Jameson deems him a 'counterrevolutionary? As a matter of fact, despite Orwell's claims to being a leftist, he remained refractory within the left-wing discourse, in some degree thanks to his bitter criticis...
  • Tyler And The Narrator
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    An analysis of the film Fight Club For years, David Fincher has been turning out some of the most stylish and inventive thrillers to ever hit the American screens. In spite of critical and public backlash, his Alien 3 remains the most technically interesting of that series, and Seven stands as the suspense film upon which all other modern suspense films are based. With The Game, he proved himself more than a one-movie wonder and emerged as one of the most original filmmakers working in Hollywood...

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