Tag Archives: Literary Reviews

Last Time at The University Gym

I ran on the lonely back road through the ancient hill country. Once inhabited by American Indian (pronounced revolutionary, oppressed, righteous, non-devilish Native American gender-free, free-range, gluten free people). My first mile was lame. The weather ungodly hot and humid. … 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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Review: Out of Order by William Saroyan

Man in the Expository Mode, Book 1. I am going to review stories from Joy Littell’s magnificent compilations found only in the groundbreaking Man Series from 1970-72. I am bored with most contemporary authors, not all, just most. So Saroyan … 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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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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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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