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Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”

O’Connor’s deft dialog transitions In “A Good Man is Hard to Find” beleaguered Bailey and his wife take their young family, eight-year-old son John Wesley, daughter June Star, their small baby, and finally, Bailey’s mother on a road trip for … Continue reading

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Anton Chekhov’s Journey From Vignettes to Masterpieces

A Study in tone, point of view, and structure Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was one of the most prolific short story writers of all time and is regarded as one of the originators of the form. In the course of a … Continue reading

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Doomed Couples

In 1960, Philip Roth’s Goodbye, Columbus won the National Book Award.  The title story of the collection is a novella that tells of the doomed romance between Neil Klugman, a recent college graduate who works in a library and lives … Continue reading

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