Carey – Parrot and Olivier in America

A Light Romp Through Early America Carey, Peter. (2010) Parrot and Olivier In America. New York: Knopf. Alexis de Tocqueville was a French aristocrat, philosopher and historian shortly after the French revolution, in the 1830’s. He hated the Bourbon king who … Continue reading

Cunningham – The Hours

Fan Fiction Goes Mainstream Cunningham, Michael (1998). The Hours. New York: Picador USA Fan fiction rarely gets published, but Cunningham’s The Hours somehow managed it. Fan fiction is written by fans of characters in stories created by someone else. A fan-writer produces elaborations … Continue reading

Chandler – Farewell, My Lovely

Like a Tarantula on an Angel Food Cake Chandler, Raymond (1940/1992). Farewell, My Lovely. New York: Vintage/Random. “Chandleresque” is a writing style that cannot be matched, though many have tried, even me. Tough guy PI, Philip Marlowe, is the definition of … Continue reading

Zunshine – Cognitive Cultural Studies

Adams, W. A. (2011). Cognitive Psychology Meets Literary Criticism [Review of the book, Introduction to Cognitive Cultural Studies]. PsycCRITIQUES – Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, January 5, 2011, Vol. 56, Release 1, Article 8. Cultural studies is an established academic discipline … Continue reading