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I’ve been living my own coming of age story, or bildungsroman if you prefer, over the last few months. It seems like every week, my desires have shifted. 422 altre parole

History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund

I review History of Wolves by Emily Fridlund.

Linda has an idiosyncratic home life: her parents live in abandoned commune cabins in northern Minnesota and are hanging on to the last vestiges of a faded counter-culture world. 417 altre parole


Demian by Hermann Hesse

This is possibly my first experience of these more philosophical sorts of works and as such I had really no expectations when I started reading  438 altre parole


Travel Travel, Adopt a Camel

Travel as a personal narrative

There are two things that give sense to our lives. One is the ‘anchor’ and the other is ‘change’. These two are the yin-yang of our personal narratives. 1.335 altre parole

David Lean's Great Expectations (1946): Casting and the Bildungsroman

Yesterday, I discussed Brian McFarlane on Great Expectations and its numerous adaptations. McFarlane gives most space to David Lean’s Great Expectations (1946), widely acknowledged as the best screening of the novel, if not the best of all Dickens adaptations. 686 altre parole

We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen

For New Title Tuesday, I chose We are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen.   I wanted something that would rekindle my sentimental side as we draw closer to Valentine’s Day.  521 altre parole

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Book Review of History of Wolves

Emily Fridlund’s debut novel, History of Wolves is pretty impressive.  

Although many would argue this is a “coming of age” story, I’d argue it is a pretty original one. 144 altre parole

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