Tag Archives: Literary Critique

Review: ‘Autumn’ by T.E. Hulme

“A touch of cold in the Autumn night— I walked abroad, And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge Like a red faced farmer. I did not stop to speak, but nodded, And round about were the wistful stars … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Bean Eaters’ by Gwendolyn Brooks

“They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair. Dinner is a casual affair. Plane chipware on a plain and creaking wood, Tin flatware. Two who are mostly good. Two who have lived their day, but keep putting on their clothes … Continue reading

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You only Fail if you stop Writing: It’s almost all over at the University

“It’s official, August 16th is the last day of the Writer’s Workshop. As soon as you receive your diploma for your bizarre advanced degree in god-knows-what, we are all being kicked off campus. Hell I’m retiring, so I don’t give … Continue reading

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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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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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The First Literary Critique of Botendaddy’s Work

This is a literary critique of one of Botendaddy’s first fiction works. Clearly it was a disaster. Please read the hateful diatribe written by my professor and you may find some merit for your own work.   What shall we call … Continue reading

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