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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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Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
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ctolliver, October 27, 2008

I just read a review that criticized Pessl's prose as overdone. But it's not "Pessl's prose"; it's the interior monologue of a precocious 16-year old, and it represents Blue beautifully. She's so over the top; you can't help but laugh, and like her.

Blue reminds me a little bit of Holden Caulfield, and a little bit of the female protagonist in The Heart is a Lonely Hunter.
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