Drama, Read for English Class

Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN

Author: Arthur Miller Number of Pages: 139 Publisher: Viking Books Release Date: 1949 "The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness. Through a series of tragic soul-searching revelations of the life he has lived with his wife, his sons, and his business… Continue reading Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN

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Book Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Author: Charles Dickens Number of Pages: 554 Publisher: Penguin Books Release Date: 1861 "Great Expectations, Dickens' funny, frightening and tender portrayal of the orphan Pip's journey of self-discovery, is one of his best-loved works. Showing how a young man's life is transformed by a mysterious series of events - an encounter with an escaped prisoner; a visit to a… Continue reading Book Review: GREAT EXPECTATIONS

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Review: ANTIGONE

Author: Sophocles Number of Pages: 80 Date of Publication: 441 "The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles' classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that… Continue reading Review: ANTIGONE

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Review: OEDIPUS REX

Author: Sophocles Number of Pages: 80 Release Date: around 430 BCE "Sophocles' Oedipus Rex has never been surpassed for the raw and terrible power with which its hero struggles to answer the eternal question, "Who am I?" The play, a story of a king who acting entirely in ignorance kills his father and marries his mother, unfolds with… Continue reading Review: OEDIPUS REX

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Book Review: BELOVED

Author: Toni Morrison Number of Pages: 324 Publisher: Vintage Release Date: 1987 "Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Sethe was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free.… Continue reading Book Review: BELOVED

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Book Review: THE POWER OF MYTH

Author: Joseph Campbell (being interviewed by Bill Moyers) Number of Pages:320 Publisher: Anchor Doubleday Release Date: 1988 "Campbell's most impressive gift was his ability to take a contemporary situation, such as the murder & funeral of President John F. Kennedy, & help us understand its impact in the context of ancient mythology. Herein lies the power… Continue reading Book Review: THE POWER OF MYTH

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Book Review: A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

Author: John Irving Number of Pages: 640 Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers Release Date: 1989 "I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the… Continue reading Book Review: A PRAYER FOR OWEN MEANY

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WWW Wednesdays: June 25th

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading that asks three questions: What are you currently reading??? Right now I'm reading A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, which I was assigned to read as summer work for my upcoming AP English class. So far I'm really enjoying it! What did you… Continue reading WWW Wednesdays: June 25th