Dear friends -- two different posts by two brilliant, but very different writers got me thinking about this question today. One friend posted that she thought ARGO was an ok movie, but says it would have been better if had been real. Another writer who is an acquaintance posted a thoughtful, highly-critical analysis of ZERO … Continue reading special sunday edition — 03/03/13 — is realism real(ly any good)?
Dear Friends – To engage or not to engage in the semi-lethargic furor that seems to rotate (whirl is too strong a word) around the continuing controversial success of GIRLS? That was the question at our house this past Saturday. One of the reasons the folks at my house are big fans of Comp Lit … Continue reading Comp Lit Tuesday – an almost midweek meditation on — yes, we couldn’t resist — GIRLS
Hello Friends! It’s easy to link author Annie Proulx with quintessential American Realism. She’s writing about Wyoming for Pete’s sake, and regular, if not downright poor people. You can’t get much realistic-er than that. Or can you? Proulx’s writing is dense, elegiac, funny, perverse, and strange. I've discussed the notion of the queer in my … Continue reading Annie Proulx’s queer wyomingans and the non-realistic