Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Compare the structure of the pieces by Davis, Orwell, and Herr. What changes do you notice? How are these changes in form related to the changing conception of imperialism and war? To the changing purpose of literary journalism?

Your response is due by 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 28 .

Monday, March 5, 2012


"I am not commenting, merely pointing to a fact," George Orwell writes toward the end of "Marrakech." Do you believe him? Why or why not?

It'll help you answer the question if you also read this classic essay by Orwell:

Please respond by Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

And I Quote

"To be a writer is to sit down at one's desk in the chill portion of every day, and to write; not waiting for the little jet of the blue flame of genius to start from the breastbone - just plain going at it, in pain and delight. To be a writer is to throw away a great deal, not to be satisfied, to type again, and then again, and once more, and over and over...." John Hersey