Monthly Archives: May 2017

5/7/17 Russell – Magical Thinking Made Flesh or the Power of Allegory

In the short story “St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves” Karen Russell doesn’t bother with explanations of why things are the way they are. The girls are raised by people who are both wolf and human. Sometimes they … Continue reading

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4/30/17 Packer – perspectives on social justice

I’m taking the English creative writing course where we read a lot of stories and make comments on them and the try to write in their style. ZZ Packer’s “Brownies”, one of the first we’ve read, is set in a … Continue reading

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