Saturday, January 29, 2011

The Character who wasn’t there

January 29, 2011

I’ve been revisiting the works of Tennessee Williams lately and two of his plays in particular have made me think of all the many narratives–in whatever form–that feature an absent character who is of critical importance to the story. The classic example of this device is Godot in Waiting for Godot, in which the play’s […]

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Political Correctness is back

January 29, 2011

Did it every go away? First liberals used the shootings by Jared Loughner as a call to clamp down on political dissent. Now this idiocy: “I want an apology at the very least,” said New York Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a Queens Democrat. “Making fun of any country’s leader is just very disrespectful for someone who […]

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