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Monthly Archive for November, 2011

I know I’ve said this so many times this year, but this is my new favorite story, especially since it took me a long time to warm up to Lee Smith.  Through the narration we understand that Karen is lonely, she is trying to find a place in the world that she’s accepted and noticed. […]

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My feelings towards this story are incredibly similar to my feelings on “Consummation”. I feel like it has a lot of conflict, drama, and interesting language going on, but I dont’ quite understand why. The length of the story obviously gives it more of an opportunity to divulge information, yet I don’t think it truly […]

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Consummation

“Consummation,” along with the lot of Rivecca’s short stories, reminds me of just how envious I am not only of her ability to create quite intelligent conflict throughout her stories, but also of her knack for crafting eloquent, twisted uses of language and syntactical flair. Making the narrator seem as if her intention was to […]

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I always have an issue where I have to read Smith’s stories more than once in order to get them. I don’t know what was different about this time, but I automatically focused on the social structures between Mrs. Pegram and everybody else in her community. The first thing I noticed is the point of […]

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