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Indian Horse (Richard Wagamese)

In 1990, Richard Wagamese won the National Newspaper Award for Column Writing, the first Native Canadian to earn this award. Wagamese’s success continued to...

Life of Pi (Yann Martel)

Life of Pi by Yann Martel is a novel that touches on many significant motifs. It’s a refreshing read for book lovers who believe...

Falling Angels (Barbara Gowdy)

My Canadian Fiction class with Brent Wood has produced some pretty challenging work. Not in terms of difficulty, but in terms of content. Falling...

A Small Place (Jamaica Kincaid)

Imagine you’re a tourist vacationing on a small, tropical island located in the West Indies.This is what Jamaica Kincaid asks us to do while...

Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)

Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart is one of those novels that resonates with me on several levels. Each time I reread it, I find...

It’s a Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken (Seth)

When I entered my graphic novel course this semester, I was looking forward to all the novels we would be reading. Graphic novels have...

Julius Caesar (Shakespeare)

I’ve never considered ambition to be a fault. I view the ambitious as innovators who defy expectations. On this, Shakespeare and I seem to...

So what kind of a writer are you, exactly?

I sit across from Professor Robert Price in his tiny office in CCT as he twists a black ballpoint pen between his fingers. I...

Memoirs of a Coxcomb (John Cleland)

Did you know that there is a proper word for a vain, conceited man?Until taking ENG322: Fiction before 1832, I didn’t either.In Memoirs of...

The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)

I am sure that many people have read The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald at least once in their lives. If it wasn’t...

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (T.S. Eliot)

Do you ever feel that people are looking at you funny? Talking about you behind your back? But you can’t tell whether you’re overthinking...

The Absurd by Thomas Nagel

When Professor Belinda Piercy told her class of 400 that life had no meaning, I waited for the sky to fall. After several seconds...
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