Tag Archives: Literary Critique

Contrast: Thurber’s ‘The Night the Bed Fell’ vs. Shirley Jackson’s ‘The Night We All Had Grippe’

I stood in front of the Writer’s Workshop ready to pontificate my verbal bowel movement. It was ‘Pride Week’ so I was surprised that our four *gay* Writers were all at the Workshop. “What the hell are you guys doing … Continue reading

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Who are the Characters of the Writer’s Workshop?

In response to overwhelming audience demand, I lay it out as best I can. Activity: The Writer’s Workshop, 2006-Present location: Bolean Nationality Classroom, Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh leader: The Professor literary critic in residence: the Botendaddy name: The … Continue reading

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Welcome to Suomi, Brésil and South Korea!

Listen, my new friends from Finland Brazil and South Korea, you are going to see some really weird things on this site. There may be obscure cultural differences that make this site complicated to understand. It’s about literary and art … Continue reading

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Happy, Uplifting: More Things I Love and Hate

OK, the last post was depressing. Don’t worry, readers, Hiroyuki is OK. She had some things to work out. Her parents brought her back to Vancouver for the summer and she is at some form of a Canadian Veteran’s hospital outpatient … Continue reading

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How to Fail as a Writer: Stop Writing

To my dearly beloved readers, some words of wisdom. What defines success for a writer? Often writers feel like they’ve failed. They say: If I’m not on the Bestseller list of some major Newspaper (Website), I’ve failed as a writer. If … Continue reading

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Warning to Decent People! Do not Read this Site! It is Vile and Disgusting!

That being said, proceed at your own risk. This site is for evil, rotten, no-good, down and out, sterno-drinking, foul-mouthed, Palookas, losers, addicts, weirdos, vagrants, unshaven, filthy bums- i.e. gritty writers of modern American Realism. Abandon hope all ye who … Continue reading

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Prince, George Michael and Carrie Fisher I didn’t care for any of them.

“Why do I have to pretend I liked something that I hated? There were another group of people about 70 years ago who forced people to say things they didn’t believe. I’m sorry, I tried, but I don’t care for … Continue reading

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