1960s

V Thomas Pynchon Analysis

V Thomas Pynchon Analysis and Review

Herbert Stencil mines through catalogs of information, seeking stories that his father and others had once told about the mysterious figure V who appears in times of mass violence. At the same time, Benny Profane treks through parts of the East Coast, partying, sleeping with women, hunting alligators in the New York sewers, and trying …

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In the Heart of the Heart of the Country Analysis

In the Heart of the Heart of the Country Analysis

Insanity runs rampant through the American Midwest, whether due to boredom, loneliness, alcohol, or the violently cold weather. The characters within this collection move through their normal lives as their minds fall deeper into a barrage of words that rattle both them and the reader. The first four stories each show a different form of …

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Omensetter's Luck review

Omensetter’s Luck Review

In the late 19th-century. Brackett Omensetter and his family, a pregnant wife and two daughters, move from the country into Gilean, a small backwater Ohio town. Omensetter finds work and a place to rent by the river. His landlord, Henry Pimber, becomes nearly obsessed with Omensetter’s personality and his naturalistic, nonchalant lifestyle. After Pimber realizes …

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Cleo from 5 to 7 Analysis

Cleo from 5 to 7 Analysis

Introduction: The experience of death anxiety in art is usually explored through deep philosophical pondering, a bleak atmosphere, and at times even religious or atheistic themes. They move through the character’s mind, giving the audience a sense of despair and hopelessness, forcing us to cope with our own mortality. But in Agnes Varda’s Cleo from …

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The Orchard Keeper analysis

The Orchard Keeper Analysis and Review

Introduction: The Orchard Keeper (1965) was American author Cormac McCarthy’s first novel written in a small shack shortly after dropping out of college. The novel paints a portrait of a rural southern town know as Red Branch, where three character’s lives become entangled after a death brings them together. The novel explores how two of …

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Ivan's Childhood analysis

Ivan’s Childhood Analysis and Review

Introduction: After his graduation from the VGIK (a film school in Moscow, Russia) in 1960, Andrei Tarkovsky began working on the film Ivan’s Childhood, after another director had to leave its production. So begins the career of (in my opinion) one of the most artistic and poetic directors of all time. Ivan’s Childhood is now …

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