Literature

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide

Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide

The Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World Study Guide offers a comprehensive look into the 1985 novel Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World by Haruki Murakami. The study guide includes the following: brief author biography, title breakdown and analysis, major plot points for each chapter, analysis of character development, a list …

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Mastering Your Circumstances in A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Mastering Your Circumstances in Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow

Are you reading along with us? Our summer book club is just beginning The Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. So what do we know so far? The Count’s circumstances have changed as a result of conflict. The year is 1922 and we watch the life of a poet, confined to a luxurious hotel, unfold in …

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The Fatal Flaw in The Secret History

The Fatal Flaw in Donna Tartt’s The Secret History

The Fatal Flaw in Donna Tartt’s The Secret History Aristotle coined the term Hamartia which literally translates “to miss the mark” or “to err”. We’ve come to understand this term as the fatal flaw and find it in most tragedies, especially Greek tragedies. Basically, there is a reversal of fortunes that needs to take place in the plot. It’s …

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Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Giveaway! Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami

Giveaway! Men Without Women by Haruki Murakami “The other thing that puzzled him was the fact that their lovemaking and her storytelling were so closely linked, making it hard to tell where one ended and the other began.”  ~Haruki Murakami, Scheherezade By Jessica S. Manuel We are officially one month away from holding the English …

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