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Kenneth Eckert

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Learning to Crawl (2020) and Shorter of Breath (2017) are novels by Kenneth (Ken) Eckert, who is a native of Edmonton, Canada living in Korea. As an English professor most of his writing is on medieval and (post)modern literature, with a recently published book, Middle English Romances in Translation (Sidestone), and Writing Academic Papers in English: For Korean Writers. He is an alumnus of Memorial University in Newfoundland and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he studied Chaucer alongside creative writing students such as Alissa Nutting (Tampa) and Juan Martinez (Best Worst American).

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High Fidelity (1995) feels like a combination of two of my favorite late-20th century English novels, Lucky Jim (1953) and Bridget Jones's Diary (1995). Rob Fleming is introduced to us as a lovable slacker stuck in a moribund record shop, making poin ...more
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It feels presumptuous to quibble with Harari's "Homo Deus" (2016), but quibble I must. His acumen and clarity is impressive, and he jumps like quicksilver between academic disciplines to thread together some difficult and original arguments. We find ...more
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Barbara is a Salvation Army major dedicated to helping the down-and-out while struggling to make ends meet, until her father Andrew Undershaft, a rich weapons industrialist, makes a cynical but huge donation that is accepted against her protests. Mor ...more
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