Tag Archives: American Literature

Not So Tame? Anne Tyler’s Vinegar Girl

Tyler, Anne. Vinegar Girl: William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shew Retold.  Hogarth Shakespeare-Vintage. 2016. What has always interested me most about The Taming of the Shrew is that it is a play within a play, a fact that I … Continue reading

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Jay’s Elegy in the Academic Graveyard. Julie Schumacher’s Dear Committee Members

Schumacher, Julie. Dear Committee Members. New York: Doubleday, 2014. Don’t read Dear Committee Members if your expectation of the epistolary novel is Clarissa. As its dust cover proclaims, this is “a novel that puts the ‘pissed’ back into epistolary.” How … Continue reading

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