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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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    Juliet's Nurse

    Lois Leveen 9781476757445


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Little Dorrit (Penguin Classics) by Charles Dickens
Little Dorrit (Penguin Classics)

Eileen Silva, January 1, 2013

At 860 pages “Little Dorrit” is epic in scope, yet Dickens’ mastery of detail and conveying the human condition make this an easy read. The changing circumstances of Amy Dorrit, Arthur Clenham and the myriad of characters with names like Flintwinch and Barnacle in 19th Century England (with travels to France and Italy) echo our current world economy. Imprisonment, of the physical body as well as the mind and heart, is a main theme, but I found the generosity of spirit and tenderness between the main characters most engaging. Will definitely read this book again.
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The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Magicians

Eileen Silva, January 1, 2012

A fascinating, dark coming of age story set in the modern world and the magical. Owes much to C.S. Lewis and Narnia, but though the major plot line is a teenager discovering a school for magic, the main character has more in common with Holden Caulfield than Harry Potter. Can't wait to read the sequel, "The Magician King."
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