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Their Eyes Were Watching God
3.82
When I teach Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God, I tell my students the Alice Walker headstone story and teach the book as a Black Femi...more
Jun 13, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman
3.76
I am shocked at the drastic change of my opinion on The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne. After I read it a mere three years ag...more
Jul 20, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Macbeth
3.86
**spoiler alert** I do not know why Macbeth was chosen to be one of the three William Shakespeare plays on my Masters Exam. (Which panics me, because...more
Nov 13, 2010
Jan 23, 2008
 
Jane Eyre
4.07
I've reached the point where I can't remember how many times I've read Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre. But I was a little worried starting Jane Eyre thi...more
Jul 21, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
Nature and Selected Essays
4.11
I can't resist Emerson. I enjoyed Nature much less than "Self Reliance" but I still found myself admiring his prose. For a writer who said "I hate quo...more
Jun 18, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Frankenstein
3.69
**spoiler alert** I discovered book reviews that I wrote in 2003 and happened to have one for Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. It is a sure sign of my tot...more
Jul 27, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Beloved
3.70
I'm struggling to write my book review of Toni Morrison's Beloved, which, quite frankly, left me speechless. After turning the last page, I found myse...more
Jul 03, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
King Lear
3.88
I think this was my second time reading Shakespeare's King Lear. When I started it, I couldn't decide if I had read it one time already, or three, whi...more
Jan 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
Wide Sargasso Sea
3.52
**spoiler alert** (I've decided that I can't write this review without spoilers for not only Wide Sargasso Sea but also Jane Eyre. Lame.)

I've been avo...more
Jul 04, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Great Expectations: Authoritative Text, Backgrounds, Contexts, Criticism (Critical Editions)
3.69
I enjoyed this (my third or fourth?) reading of Charles Dickens' Great Expectations the most. In all likelihood, my enjoyment stemmed from the immense...more
Aug 23, 2009
Jan 23, 2008
 
Paradise Lost
3.77
This was my second time reading John Milton's Paradise Lost, which is a mighty mighty epic, notable for its choice of material--the fall of Satan from...more
Jul 24, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Death of a Salesman
3.44
Arthur Miller. That guy belongs in the ranks of my favorite playwrights and play-lyricists with Shakespeare, Sondheim, Stoppard, and Sophocles. Thus f...more
Jul 16, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
3.65
The first time I read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight was on September 11, 2001. In the two or three times I've read it since, I have been unable to s...more
Jul 31, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Importance of Being Earnest
4.16
My first introduction to Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest was on the last day of my Victorian America seminar class my senior year of und...more
Aug 15, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Ceremony
3.69
Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony comes together like a vivid patchwork quilt, blazing with human vulnerability, violence, tradition, and love. As a read...more
Jul 06, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Tempest
3.78
Once more I find myself shamefully reviewing one of my not-so-favorite Shakespeare plays. I find The Tempest dull. There, I've said it. Sure, I like t...more
Jul 25, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
Mrs. Dalloway
3.76
With its innovative and personal style, privileging of mundane occurrences, fragmented structure, and characters that teeter on the margins of the soc...more
Aug 04, 2008
Jan 23, 2008
 
The Purloined Poe: Lacan, Derrida, and Psychoanalytic Reading
3.89
The Purloined Poe is at once astonishing and frustrating. It is incredible to read Poe's "The Purloined Letter" and then watch how the story unfolds i...more
Mar 22, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Awakening
3.60
**spoiler alert** In my second time reading The Awakening, I found the novel to be a well-crafted and articulate work that raises questions about the...more
Jul 22, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary
3.38
I didn't enjoy the intricate descriptions, psychological complexities, and social commentary of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness this time as much as...more
Apr 18, 2012
Jan 24, 2008
 
As I Lay Dying
3.72
**spoiler alert** I tend to like the idea of Modernist novels--fragmented, gritty, ambiguous, disillusioned, unadorned, real--more than I enjoy the ac...more
Jun 19, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Waiting for Godot
3.79
I had heard many people complain about the plot of Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot before I read it, so I was prepared for nothing to happen. (It t...more
Jun 24, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Homecoming
3.77
I have very little to say about Harold Pinter's The Homecoming. Like Waiting for Godot, I think the audience's opinion on The Homecoming hinges on whe...more
Jul 15, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
3.89
I don't know why I hadn't read this complete text sooner. Very much like Elie Wiesel's Night, Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick...more
Jun 24, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
The Waste Land
4.09
Fantastic. If my neck weren't sore from having to nod back and forth between the footnotes and endnotes and text, it might get five stars. In all seri...more
Apr 23, 2008
May 10, 2008
 
Ulysses
3.72
I only read the parts of this required for my MA Exam. It made me interested in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man because I liked Stephen Dedalu...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Shakespeare's Sonnets (Arden Shakespeare)
4.24
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Jan 24, 2008
 
Bartleby, the Scrivener
3.86
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Jan 24, 2008
 
The Canterbury Tales
3.45
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Jul 22, 2008
Jan 24, 2008
 
Culture and Imperialism
4.12
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Jan 24, 2008
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