Saturday, May 09, 2009

I'm Working on a Paper

As part of the MFA program, we have to write one long critical paper. It's a 20-pager. We all write 20 pages in our sleep, right?

Still it's a tough 20 pages to craft, must be thoughtful, analytical and meaningful.

I'm looking at how magic realism is harnessed in the books The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Ceremony. One is Japanese, and one is Native American. I recommend them both.

They're both great novels, fantastical and thoughtful, perplexing and engaging. Formulating all that into critical analysis is a little rough.

I'll be back when I come out the other side. In the meantime, like the protagonist of Wind-Up Bird, I'll be down a dry well confronting demons.

See you soon.


Charles Gramlich said...

It's not the 20 pages, it's the focus and topic!

Good luck.

Erik Donald France said...

I love stuff like that. Good luck! Will you post as a web page eventually?

Lana Gramlich said...

Best of luck. I can't imagine writing that much anymore...

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