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Down Through The Valley

This Tower story reminded me of Johnson’s writing because of the vagueness and in-and- out of the character. Relationships in this story are different from what you would expect.  The daughter, Marie, and her father, Ed the narrator, are not … Continue reading

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Point-of-view in “Great Falls”

I’d forgotten how amazing a story “Great Falls” is because it has been a long time since I last read it. It has so many wonderful moments, so many deft touches, that I could spend an entire class going over … Continue reading

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Beauty in Twists

The story “Car Crash While Hitchhiking” as a whole has captivated me in the sense of how human it is. It also surprised me in many ways. One of the ways would be how miserably beautiful Johnson’s description of people … Continue reading

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“The great pity of a person’s life…”

I’m interested in the ways in which both Denis Johnson and Richard Ford sometimes allow their plainspoken, relatively inarticulate narrators a kind of brief, transitory lyricism — or even wisdom — at crucial points in their stories. Here’s the narrator … Continue reading

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