Tag Archives: Literary Criticism

BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Chinua Achebe’s ‘British-Protected Child’

Chinua Achebe’s sharp and inspiring essays:The Education of a British-Protected Child By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / January 4, 2010 [The Education of a British-Protected Child: Essays, by Chinua Achebe. (Knopf, October 6, 2009, 172 pp., $24.95)] Here’s … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Chinua Achebe’s ‘British-Protected Child’

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Robert Jensen on Christina Nehring : Conflicting Visions of Romantic Love

Christina Nehring. Photo by Russell Jacob / Philly.com.Conflicting visions of romantic love:A review of Christina Nehring’s A Vindication of Love By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / July 21, 2009 [A Vindication of Love: Reclaiming Romance for the Twenty-First … finish reading Robert Jensen on Christina Nehring : Conflicting Visions of Romantic Love

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BOOKS / ‘We Lost the Vietnam War Because We Didn’t Understand That They Were Poets’

A detail of “Guerrilla Warfare: A Surprise Attack,” 1966. To see several other images from “Mekong Diaries,” click here (PDF file). Graphic: Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum.Christian Appy on ‘Mekong Diaries’By Christian G. Appy / January 16, 2009 … finish reading BOOKS / ‘We Lost the Vietnam War Because We Didn’t Understand That They Were Poets’

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LITERATURE : Road Fatigue

The Beat Generation in the rearview mirrorBy A.G. Mojtabai / July 11, 2008 Even from a distance, it was easy to guess that the clerk with the bowed head at BookPeople was reading behind the counter. Face to face, she … finish reading LITERATURE : Road Fatigue

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Books : Gore Vidal’s Inconvenient Truths

Gore Vidal at his house in Malibu, Calif., in September 2006. Photo by Joshua Lutz/Redux.“The Selected Essays of Gore Vidal” reminds us that this combative political provocateur is also one of our finest literary critics. By Louis Bayard / June … finish reading Books : Gore Vidal’s Inconvenient Truths

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