Monthly Archives: November 2010

Wells Tower’s “The Brown Coast”

I felt that throughout the story, there was an atmosphere of repulsion and disgust; many of the descriptions rely on negative sensory descriptions, like the fridge smelling ‘sour’ or Bob’s relationship being ‘curdled.’  The emphasis especially seems to be on … Continue reading

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Wells Tower’s “The Brown Coast”

The “Brown Coast” is the first story that we have read of Wells Tower that is not written in the first person.  I actually really like third person narration because I feel like you get more about the characters and … Continue reading

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The Brown Coast

“The Brown Coast” might be one of my favorite stories that we have read this semester, which is strange considering it’s the only one that isn’t from the first person point of view from Tower, which I generally like better, … Continue reading

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Richard Ford’s “Fireworks”

This was one of the most enjoyable Ford stories we’ve read so far to me…and I do realise it was in third person. It actually took me a while to figure that out- almost until the end in fact for … Continue reading

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Richard Ford “Fireworks”

Reading a story in third person after reading so many works in first person was interesting to me because I found myself reading the story as if it was in first person and had to keep reminding myself that it … Continue reading

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“My Shape”, Joan Silber

I feel as if “My Shape” is another one of those “coming of age” stories, in which the narrator experiences something that ultimately causes them to change, to “find themselves”, or part of atleast part of themselves. I feel as … Continue reading

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Joan Silber’s “My Shape”

I liked how the narrator attended a lot of different church services with her friends.  I think it shows the need to find a place to belong, and an eagerness for learning.  Also, I think that it shows an unstable … Continue reading

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“Empire”

In “Empire,” I noticed what seemed to be an emotional disconnect with the character the story revolves around and the actions taking place.  I wondered if this was perhaps just a reaction to reading so many short stories that are … Continue reading

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My Shape

Reading My Shape coupled with all of Mary Robinson’s stories felt like a huge jump.  They were so contradictory, we got almost all of the narrator’s life story in My Shape and Mary Robinson only gives us a peek in … Continue reading

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Mary Robison’s “In Jewel” and “Seizing Control”

I loved these two stories, “In Jewel” and “Seizing Control.” They portrayed the characters in a completely new way. Instead of the narrator telling you exactly what that character becomes, the narrator puts the characters into action and directs the … Continue reading

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