Rebellion and Indifference in Albert Camus’ “The Guest” and Shani Boianjiu’s “Means of Suppressing Demonstrations” by Harold O. Wilson The purpose of this essay is to compare the metaphysics and mythology of two short stories published fifty-three years apart. The similarity of their metaphysics is discussed as well as the profound difference in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Disparate Voices A Critical Analysis of Sue Ellen Thompson’s THEY By Harold O. Wilson Aunt Connie asked if I cut my hair this way on purpose—she’s hilarious. –Thomasin Parnes Sue Ellen Thompson’s, They, is uncommon for a book of poetry in that it distributes postcards written by her adult child, Thomasin, among finely-crafted […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Time and a Different Look at J.D. Salinger’s For Esmé—with Love and Squalor By Harold O. Wilson The purpose of this essay is to look at J. D. Salinger’s concept of time as it is revealed in his short story “For Esmé—with Love and Squalor,” (“Esmé”). It is an early work of Salinger’s, published in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Another Look at Conrad’s Heart of Darkness By Harold O. Wilson In her book, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel, Jane Smiley says, “Heart of Darkness is a good example of how the best-intentioned most respected piece of fiction can develop into a social document when attitudes change and history overtakes the thematic material […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Entropy and the Arrow of Time In Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain By Harold O. Wilson It is evening and we are in Director Behrens’ apartments in the sanatorium Berghof. Director Behrens; Hans Castorp, our protagonist; his cousin Joachim Ziemssen; and the narrator of The Magic Mountain are with us. The narrator is describing Hans […]Continue Reading... No Comments.