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Narrative and Authority in Oroonoko: “A Thousand Little Accidents”

It’s been a slow snow slow day – unless you were a New York City public school student, in which case I’m sorry – so here’s another little something about Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko (1678) from the archives to fill the shelf.  The novel … Continue reading

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Bridging Books and Burdens: Allegory in “The Pilgrim’s Progress”

Welcome to 2014! And for those of us in the Mid-Atlantic, I hope you’re coping well with the snow… So one of my first acts of the new year was to finish reading John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress, the much-beloved narrative … Continue reading

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“But I’ll Tell You More By-And-By:” Two Reflections on Authenticity in the English Novel

Why should we believe what we read? Yes, this is indeed the third groan-inducing question I have asked here in the past week or so, and of course, there are many ways to answer this question. A short answer, for … Continue reading

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