“Your Place and Mine”: A Digital Rethinking of a Typical Story

  A “boy meets girl, girl doesn’t like boy” story reimagined through a digital medium. Nicci French’s digital story “Your Place and Mine” takes full advantage of the digital platform by adding charm unavailable to stories written in other ways. The uniqueness of the fact that Nicci French is two separate people has been accentuated… Continue reading “Your Place and Mine”: A Digital Rethinking of a Typical Story

The Voice Within The New Yorker Podcast

The reading of Vladimir Nabokov’s “Symbols and Signs” by Mary Gaitskill was dull and watery. The narrator’s rendition of the story, which was originally posted in May of 1948, took away from the depth of the story. From the first words of Gaitskill’s delivery of the story, her bland and colourless voice is heard. Her… Continue reading The Voice Within The New Yorker Podcast

Murder, Suicide and Revenge: Past, Present and Future

Félix Fénéon’s tragic and unfortunate stories, although short in format, pack a punch when it comes to related events. Suicide, revenge, murder and other misfortunate and tragic topics are overriding motifs throughout the majority of Fénéon’s work. These pieces of work have been translated and posted to Twitter via Luc Sante. Suicide has always been a touchy and taboo… Continue reading Murder, Suicide and Revenge: Past, Present and Future