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Literary Analysis

Bob Dylan's Not Dead Yet (But He's Gettin' There)

Sarah Flanagan | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Sarah Flanagan

On September 11, 2012, Dylan released his 35th studio album, "Tempest." Unlike his work from the '60s and '70s, Dylan does not unleash his scathing wit on rivals, old lovers or enemies here. "Tempest" is a conversation with death.

'Happy Ending For All Them White Girls!'

Posted 07.09.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes keeps it classy this week, illuminating the irony at work in Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice. Sure, it may have a "happy ending for all t...

Thug Notes Will Make You Fall In Love With Literature Again

Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy

First there was Crime and Punishment, then there was The Great Gatsby. Now Sparky Sweets, PhD is bringing his considerable insight and love of literat...

Join the (Book) Club

Lewis DeSimone | Posted 08.11.2013 | Books
Lewis DeSimone

I have become an outlier in my own book club. It's an occupational hazard, I suppose, just the lot of the novelist. While the rest of the club read for entertainment and enlightenment, I'm always teasing out plot inconsistencies and dangling modifiers.

'The Great Gatsby' Be Straight Trippin'

Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy

Sparky Sweets, PhD is back with more literary analysis, this time of the F. Scott Fitzgerald – and Baz Luhrmann – classic The Great Gatsby. If...