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  • Deep Holes by Alice Munro Short Story Analysis

    Deep Holes by Alice Munro Short Story Analysis

    “Deep Holes” is a short story by Alice Munro. You can find it in the June 30 2008  edition of The New Yorker. I’m very much reminded of Into The Wild by Jon Krakauer and the real life of Christopher McCandless. But “Deep Holes” is not the story of the son — it’s the story of the mother, left behind…

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  • The Leader of the People by John Steinbeck

    The Leader of the People by John Steinbeck

    The Red Pony (1933) by John Steinbeck is described as an episodic novella, or interconnected short stories. “The Leader of the People” is the final work in the four interrelated stories in The Red Pony (1937, 1945). I really enjoyed this story from The Golden Argosy collection (as recommended by Stephen King), as it still feels fresh. The viewpoint of…

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  • The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield Short Story Analysis

    The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield Short Story Analysis

    “The Doll’s House” is a short story by Katherine Mansfield, set in New Zealand, written 1922. This is Mansfield’s most accessible story, and a good introduction to her work. Its main themes are seen across children’s literature as well. Unlike stories such as “The Garden Party” and “Bliss”, the reader is not required to fill in so many gaps by…

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  • Eric by Shaun Tan Picture Book Analysis

    Eric by Shaun Tan Picture Book Analysis

    Eric is a miniature, post-modern picture book by Australian author illustrator Shaun Tan. This simple story says big things about cultural difference. NOTES ON THE COVER OF ERIC Eric’s cover is inviting; the embossed title and author are both prominently displayed, taking about a third of the already small space. Yet even here there is playfulness and subversion. There is no…

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