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Bring on your Matzah and Wrecking Balls

Last night was the first night of the Jewish Passover which is celebrated for 7 to 8 days. It commemorates the Jewish Exodus from Egypt. The holiday is also the inspiration for the Christian holiday of Holy Thursday. Whilst researching … Continue reading

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Language in Erdrich & Yezierska

In the last few days, I’ve been thinking about why certain words and phrases are used in literature, and not others. I’ve been particularly considering the inclusion of foreign languages being included into novels. Two of the authors I’ve chosen … Continue reading

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