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The Kafkaesque Genius of It

The title of the post is the remark Patricia Clarkson makes starring as the imaginary Rachel Solando in the movie Shutter Island when she emerges in the mind of Teddy Daniels, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. However, since I’m still marveled and emotionally charged … Continue reading

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Beaming With Superfluousness

It’s official, I can count myself among the many who have taken the “GRE.” Studying for this test was a minute thrill, actually. I was supposed to be studying for other subjects, but life is about sacrifice, right? Executive Decisions? … Continue reading

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Clarissa

Lovelace’s Kidnapping of Clarissa Harlowe (1867) by Edouard Louis Dubufe. Anyone who’s ever been involved with the study of English Literature has more than likely been instructed to read Clarissa, by Samuel Richardson, published in 1748. This gargantuan tome of … Continue reading

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Pamela

Published in 1741, Pamela; or Virtue Rewarded was the equivalent of Stars Wars in 1977. The book found a vast, English audience with jolting sensation, and like Star Wars, laid the path for a series of imitations seeking to acquire … Continue reading

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