Monday, July 18, 2005
Thanks for the tip Hope, I think I will read it.
posted by Marianna Monday, July 18, 2005
Marianna - If you enjoyed Empire Falls, then I strongly suggest you try Nobody's Fool as well (also by Russo). It has a slightly lighter-hearted plot but nevertheless illuminates with pinpoint accuracy many themes present in the blue-collar heartache of a small and dying town. I love Russo's work not only for the accuracy and tenderness of his portrayals, and the vividness of his life-like characters, but the fact that he takes certain struggles that are so every-day as to be usually overlooked by those seeking high and noble themes, and places them at the forefront of his novels. Enjoy...
posted by Hope Monday, July 18, 2005
Sunday, July 10, 2005
This blog was once a critical role in the education of our honors class. While HP101 remains without doubt a dubious rement of early exposure to the "challenges" of honors courses, it critically provided a foundation for a regular discussion in which all class members participated. While the topics that once (and still do in the archives) graced the web space of this domain ranged from heated arguments to intellectual comments on required reads. In addition, the requirment to particpated in this blog was issued in tandem with requirements for each to upkeep our own independent blogs. For some of us, this notion of upkeeping an individual blog has not been abandoned and has lead to numerous fruitful discussions beyond the classroom.
I propose then that as we embark upon our final year of study at Clarkson, that any of you whom may glance upon this abonded space may be inclined to once again grace it with your thoughts. If arguments were to erupt here again perhaps some of the unity of our class might be rekindled intime to head our separate ways with fresh memories. So, with a hint of urgency, I plea with you my class mates to continue to contribute the existance of this journal. If you can not comply with such a request it will be dazzled only with the dull words of my own mind and hand.
posted by Marianna Sunday, July 10, 2005