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“On”: Reading Cormac McCarthy’s The Road through Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Ill Seen Ill Said
ABSTRACT The quality of Cormac McCarthy’s dialogue with Beckett in The Road is substantial yet often subtle, and McCarthy’s employment of particularly the Beckettian intertexts Waiting for Godot andExpand
Radical Empathy in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway
This essay contends that Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway explores how a radical novelistic empathy might thaw the frozen paralysis that grips British society. Clarissa Dalloway's empathy is reservedExpand
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Deprovincializing Brian Friel's Drama in America, 2009 and 2014: Dancing at Lughnasa in Fort Myers, Florida, and Faith Healer in Houston, Texas
While American regional theatre has flourished for decades, hardly any critics with a national profile pay attention to it, but theatre critic Terry Teachout has recently argued that criticism mustExpand
Modernity, Community, and Place in Brian Friel's Drama
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The Black and Green Atlantic: Violence, History, and Memory in Natasha Trethewey’s “South” and Seamus Heaney’s “North”
Heaney's work.... showed me ... a way into my own work, the calling to make sense of my South with its terrible beauty, its violent and troubled past. --Natasha Trethewey, "How Seamus HeaneyExpand
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