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“I Don’t Want Realism. I Want Magic!”: Blanche DuBois’ Downfall in A Streetcar Named Desire

by Renée Ruggeri A Streetcar Named Desire is arguably Tennessee Williams’ most famous work because the play has some of literature’s most iconic characters. Countless interpretations of the main character, Blanche DuBois, have been made on stage and screen and … Continue reading

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John Gregory Brown: New Orleans Will Always be Home

by Renée Ruggeri John Gregory Brown is an American novelist who has been hailed for his portrayal of life in New Orleans in the 1960s. A native of the city, Brown was born July 31, 1960, and lived in New … Continue reading

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The Dilemmas of Racial Identity in Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s “The Stones of the Village”

by Renée Ruggeri In Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s “The Stones of the Village,” the protagonist Victor Grabért is faced with a identity dilemma that many light-skinned people with African ancestry, including Dunbar-Nelson herself, had to grapple with in the beginning of the … Continue reading

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