Monthly Archives: November 2015

A Thanksgiving Carol?–Louisa May Alcott’s Thanksgiving Story

  In honor of Thanksgiving weekend, we are featuring a post on a classic short story written by one of America`s most famous authors. In 1881, the woman who at that time may have been the most popular children`s writer in the … Continue reading

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Spring Reunion (1957): Some Thoughts

Some of the greatest films of the 1950s were concerned with the lives of “small people,” lonely people, people whose youth and hopes for the future have faded or are fading. Often enough, these stories are set in small towns, … Continue reading

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Katherine Mansfield and the Moment of Truth

James Joyce and Flannery O`Connor are both famous for the “epiphanies” or moments of grace in their stories, which often function structurally as the climax of their story. While the character may not be changed for the better by the … Continue reading

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Joan Leslie, 1925-2015: In Memoriam

Maureen O’Hara is not the only movie star from Hollywood’s Golden Age who has recently passed away. Not long before, we lost another beautiful and talented actress, Joan Leslie, whose death on October 12 was a sad event for the … Continue reading

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A Very Dark Light: Imagery and Meaning in Lumiere d’Été, Part I

Many critics acclaim Jean Renoir’s 1939 film The Rules of the Game not merely as the greatest French film produced during the German Occupation, but also as one of the finest films ever made. Another French film made only four … Continue reading

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