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The Best Author Blogs. It is no secret that authors write some of the very best blogs.

The Best Author Blogs

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Iceberg Theory. The Iceberg Theory (also known as the "theory of omission") is the writing style of American writer Ernest Hemingway.

Iceberg Theory

As a young journalist, Hemingway had to focus his newspaper reports on immediate events, with very little context or interpretation. When he became a writer of short stories, he retained this minimalistic style, focusing on surface elements without explicitly discussing underlying themes. Hemingway believed the deeper meaning of a story should not be evident on the surface, but should shine through implicitly. Critics such as Jackson Benson claim that the iceberg theory, along with his distinctive clarity of style, functioned to distance himself from the characters he created. Background[edit] Definition[edit] James Phelan/Phillip Sipiora on Hemingway, Questions 11.29.95. James Phelan/Phillip Sipiora on Hemingway, Questions 11.29.95 Question 1.Sipiora.

James Phelan/Phillip Sipiora on Hemingway, Questions 11.29.95

The title of today's discussion--"Narrative Strategies and Effects in Hemingway"--calls attention to the importance of technique and style in shaping responses to literary texts. Perhaps we might begin with a general question. You have argued that in A Farewell to Arms Catherine Barkley reveals "positive synthetic and thematic functions" and "stands with Hemingway in her knowledge of the world and in exemplifying how to respond to that knowledge" (Reading People, Reading Plots 182).

This reading of a major female character runs counter to the assessments of many critics (Judith Fetterly, Millicent Bell and others), who generally find Hemingway's women to be "reflections of male fantasies. " Elaine Marshall (@EmpoweredElaine) Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity. New Canadian research finds reading a literary short story increases one’s comfort with ambiguity.

Study: Reading Fiction Makes People Comfortable With Ambiguity

Are you uncomfortable with ambiguity? It’s a common condition, but a highly problematic one. The compulsion to quell that unease can inspire snap judgments, rigid thinking, and bad decision-making. Fortunately, new research suggests a simple antidote for this affliction: Read more literary fiction. A trio of University of Toronto scholars, led by psychologist Maja Djikic, report that people who have just read a short story have less need for what psychologists call “cognitive closure.”

“Exposure to literature,” the researchers write in the Creativity Research Journal, “may offer a (way for people) to become more likely to open their minds.” “The reader can simulate the thinking styles even of people he or she might personally dislike. Djikic and her colleagues describe an experiment featuring 100 University of Toronto students. So how does literature induce this ease with the unknown? Virginia Woolf Essay - Woolf, Virginia (Short Story Criticism)

Virginia Woolf 1882-1941 (Born Adeline Virginia Stephen) English novelist, critic, essayist, short story writer, diarist, autobiographer, and biographer.

Virginia Woolf Essay - Woolf, Virginia (Short Story Criticism)

The following entry provides an overview of Woolf's life and works of short fiction. That Glimpse of Truth: The 100 Finest Short Stories Ever Written eBook: David Miller: Kindle Store. What Lies Beneath: The Iceberg Theory of Writing. “If a writer of prose knows enough about what he is writing about he may omit things that he knows and the reader, if the writer is writing truly enough, will have a feeling of those things as strongly as though the writer had stated them.”

What Lies Beneath: The Iceberg Theory of Writing

I vividly remember my reaction the first time I read this famous quote by Ernest Hemingway. “Huh?” I said. I didn’t get it.


Why We Do What We Do - Book Marketing Tools: One Year Later - mr9118 - University of Bristol email for life Mail. Nstitutional Fictions : A Unified Theory of Constitutional Facts: A ... - David L Faigman. I confused about why he thinks it ironic that Nabakov is banned... I mean, it go... James Joyce Quarterly, Vol. 45, No. 2 (Winter, 2008), pp. 372-374.

Obscene Literature and the Miller Test - HowStuffWorks. DONALD ROSS Obituary notices, United Kingdom - Find obituaries in United Kingdom for DONALD ROSS. Roth v. United States. Roth v.

Roth v. United States

United States (No. 582) Argued: April 22, 1957 Decided: June 24, 1957 [*] 138 Cal.App.2d Supp. 909, 292 P.2d 90, affirmed. Syllabus 1. 2. 3. (a) In the light of history, it is apparent that the unconditional phrasing of the First Amendment was not intended to protect every utterance. (b) The protection given speech and press was fashioned to assure unfettered interchange of ideas for the bringing about of political and social changes desired by the people. The Trickster in African American Literature, Freedom's Story, TeacherServe®, National Humanities Center. The Trickster in African American Literature Trudier Harris J.

The Trickster in African American Literature, Freedom's Story, TeacherServe®, National Humanities Center

Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English, Emerita University of North Carolina National Humanities Center Fellow ©National Humanities Center Almost every oral tradition in the world has trickster figures, and African American culture is no exception. The Fugitive Slave Acts. BACK TO the African American history of Western New York The Fugitive Slave Acts of 1793 and 1850 The federal acts of 1793 and 1850 providing for the return between states of escaped black slaves.

The Fugitive Slave Acts

Similar laws existing in both North and South in colonial days applied also to white indentured servants and to Native American slaves. Many Northern states also passed personal-liberty laws that allowed fugitives a jury trial, and others passed laws forbidding state officials to help capture alleged fugitive slaves or to lodge them in state jails.

Democracy definition. Llosa_on_literature_and_freedom.pdf. Ideas and Concepts Embodied by Early American Literature: Freedom and Tyranny. Microsoft Word - Power and Control in American Literature- Constructing the Paradox of American Freedom.docx - Power-and-Control-in-American-Literature-Constructing-the-Paradox-of-American-Freedom.pdf. Banned & Challenged Classics. Each year, the ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom records hundreds of attempts by individuals and groups to have books removed from libraries shelves and from classrooms.

Banned & Challenged Classics

See Frequently Challenged Books for more details. According to the Office for Intellectual Freedom, at least 46 of the Radcliffe Publishing Course Top 100 Novels of the 20th Century have been the target of ban attempts. The titles below represent banned or challenged books on that list ( see the entire Radcliffe Publishing Course list here).

For more information on why these books were challenged, visit challenged classics and the Banned Books Week Web site. The titles not included may have been banned or challenged, but we have not received any reports on them. 1. 11. 15. 23. 33. Thoreau's Civil Disobedience - with annotated text. Henry David Thoreau. Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American author, poet, philosopher, polymath, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist.[2] He is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay Resistance to Civil Government (also known as Civil Disobedience), an argument for disobedience to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions are his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern-day environmentalism. Name pronunciation and physical appearance[edit] Document Archive › Satyagraha: Tracking a Cultural Exchange. This essay was written for a course on Post-Colonial Indian literature in the Fall of 2006. I presented it in April 2007 at the SUNY Oneonta Undergrad Philosophy Conference, where it was given the Ninash Foundation East-West Award. Like most, if not all, philosophies, Mohandas Gandhi’s Satyagraha was not the creation of one man, but rather the culmination of the works of many men spread out over time and geographical location.

This essay is a narrative history exploring the creation of Satyagraha, the movement that was used to free India from British imperialism. The Theory, Practice, and Influence. The Theory, Practice, and Influence.