David Foster Wallace’s Comic Horror of “Videophony”
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David Foster Wallace’s Comic Horror of “Videophony”

Within Infinite Jest (1996), video telephony is portrayed as both freaky and funny. In his lampoon of this technological innovation, we find David Foster Wallace at his most comical—and most critical. The twentieth anniversary of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, published in 1996, has come and gone. It remains, however, a seminal novel of the … Continue reading

Le grand retour de John Green              après cinq ans d’attente
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Le grand retour de John Green après cinq ans d’attente

Les fans de littérature Young Adult attendaient l’auteur au tournant avec son nouveau roman. Paru le 10 octobre dernier chez Gallimard, Tortues à l’infini n’offre pas le renouveau espéré. Quitte ou double. Avec John Green, soit on adore soit on déteste. Pourtant quoi qu’il arrive on y revient. Tortues à l’infini, le septième livre de … Continue reading

Lilacs by Kate Chopin
Literature

Lilacs by Kate Chopin

“Lilacs” tells the story of a woman called Adrienne Farival who compulsively comes back in the convent where she has spent her childhood, every time she smells the scent of lilacs. While everybody welcomes her, especially Sister Agathe, the Mother Superior of the convent has a completely different reaction toward Adrienne. She is distant and … Continue reading

Freeman’s <i>Old Woman Magoun</i>
Literature

Freeman’s Old Woman Magoun

Old Woman Magoun can be read as a fairy tale. The text contains codes and imagery of the tale. Its characters are contemporary adaptation of the princess, the prince, the king, the wolf, the godmother and the witch. Mary Wilkins Freeman succeeded in creating ambivalence in all the characters. The text was written for self-interpretation, … Continue reading