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Literature

A 6 post collection


We're all genre readers now: Can we finally stop the tired "pixies and dragons" vs. literary fiction wars? - Salon.com

 •  Filed under Fiction, Fantasy, Authors, Literature

We’re all genre readers now: Can we finally stop the tired “pixies and dragons” vs. literary fiction wars? - Salon.com

The title is slightly sensational, and really, not accurate to the piece. This isn’t so much about genre vs. literary fiction as much as Ishiguro vs. Le Guin. Some interesting stuff here for fans of these writers. I can’t wait to read Ishiguro’s new book after reading this.

The Decline and Fall of the English Major

 •  Filed under Education, College, Literature, Language, Engligh, Humanities

The Decline and Fall of the English Major

My English degree is something I take considerable pride in, even as my career has been built in technology. This article calls it a gift, and I agree: “That gift is clear thinking, clear writing and a lifelong engagement with literature.” Also, this gift helps in “developing a rational grace and energy in your conversation with the world around you.” It’s this part that has served me well in life and work.