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July 26, 2012
The short story by Herman Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener”, is a first person narration about a copyist who refuses to do the job he was hired for and the inability of the narrator, the scrivener’s boss, to dismiss his disruptive employee. The narrator is a “rather elderly man” who is…
At turns heartbreaking and diabolically funny, Journey to Virginland is an avant-garde tour de force, delivered by a master storyteller. The protagonist, a loutish and uber-cerebral antihero known simply as Dog, takes on the challenge to navigate the perilous paradigm shifts of our age, determined to find his proper place…
Well, im not sure where i was planning on going with this when i started... sometimes stories just come to you. of the people who have read it, most of them are convinced of the deeper meaning, so go ahead and try to find some.
The early construction and operation of engineer John Roeblings Brooklyn Bridge was dogged by deaths and disasters, some of them, like the caisson fire of 1870 and the Brooklyn Bridget Riot of 1883, disturbingly bizarre. Indeed, insiders worried that the bridge would never be built, despite the persistent efforts of…