raise high the roof beams, carpenters & seymour: an introduction – j.d. salinger

Rating: 4.5/5 As you can probably tell, I really like Salinger. Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters is about our favorite narrator, Buddy Glass, recollecting Seymour's wedding. When Seymour doesn't show up for the wedding, Buddy finds himself in the company of the Matron of Honor, Mrs. Silsburn, and an half-deaf elderly man. Most of [...]

diversity in literature & the western canon

I've been thinking about the Western canon (a.k.a. dead white men) and the recent attempts to diversify the canon. About different perceptions on the matter, how there's a misconception with the rejection of the canon in certain colleges, about Harold Bloom, and a lot of other things. I'm writing this post to lay out an [...]