The Years of My Birth by Louise Erdrich Short Story Analysis

“The Years Of My Birth” (2011) is a short story by Louise Erdrich. Tommy Orange joined Deborah Treisman to read and discuss “The Years of My Birth,” by Louise Erdrich, which appeared in a 2011 issue of the New Yorker magazine. The author has said that her novels come from her short stories. “The Years Of……

A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Analysis

“A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings” by Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez is sometimes subtitled “A tale for children”. This short story reminded me of middle grade novel Skellig by British author David Almond. Sure enough, Almond has said in interview that he was influenced by the 1960 Colombian short story, and others have……

Things To Know About Miyazaki Films

1. MIYAZAKI’S FILMS FEATURE A TECHNIQUE CALLED ‘PILLOW SHOTS’ A “pillow shot” is a cutaway, for no obvious narrative reason, to a visual element, often a landscape or an empty room, that is held for a significant time (five or six seconds). It can be at the start of a scene or during a scene.Dangerous Minds It……

Fabulism In Children’s Literature

FABULISM: WHAT IS IT? In fabulism, fantastical elements are placed in an everyday setting. It’s called ‘fabulism’ because authors are playing with realism by making use of elements of fable. For the definition of a fable, see here. Bernyce Polifka’s concept art for Lou Bunin’s Alice in Wonderland (1949) Mary Blair concept art for Walt……

Annie Proulx’s “Pair A Spurs” Analysis

“Pair a Spurs” is a short story by American author Annie Proulx, published in the collection Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories. SETTING “Pair A Spurs” by Annie Proulx is set on a couple of Wyoming Ranches in the late 1990s SURROUNDING CULTURE Rather than open with landscape, sky-scape and weather, this time Annie Proulx opens……

Carrie Storytelling Techniques

This is a remake of a 1976 movie based on Stephen King’s 1974 (breakout) novel, Carrie. Critics don’t like this new one much. The criticism is mostly that the remake was unnecessary because the first adaptation was so good. The original has a slower, more sinister pace and the main thing the reboot did was……

What Is Magical Realism? Is It Fabulism?

This is the most succinct explanation of magical realism that I have seen lately: Magical realism is when the world is about 95% normal, but 5% magical/mystical and that magic is a totally natural part of the world.@MadmoiselleClel (Clelia Gore on Twitter) This is from Abrams: Magic realism, a literary genre strongly associated with contemporary……