Conflicting Contractions

Critical: How do you understand Faulkner’s extraordinary statement in his Nobel Prize speech “the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself … alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat”?    I’ve never believed it natural to write a lie. When everything in … More Conflicting Contractions

Fire and Ice.

Critical: Do you share Robert Frost’s belief that “A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom…it runs a course of lucky events, and ends in a clarification of life.” “The Figure a Poem Makes” (250-251)? If possible try to explain in your own words what you understand by this statement. Can you give an example of a poem … More Fire and Ice.

Horrid Humanity

Critical: How does Baldwin through his language technique succeed in immersing his reader in the experience of his characters? Chose any section of his amazing story “Going to Meet the Man”   “Going to Meet the Man” by James Baldwin is a truly horrific piece of work, but genius in its horrifying nature. The novel introduces … More Horrid Humanity