Category Archive: Short Takes

Short Takes III: John Updike

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Fun-sized distillations of prose and poetry.  Self-contained nuggets of literary craft. Oliver’s Evolution His parents had not meant to abuse him; they had meant to love him, and did love him.  But Oliver… Continue reading

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Short Takes II: Joyce Carol Oates

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“A Touch of the Flu,” by Joyce Carol Oates.

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Short Takes I: Chinese Poetry

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An early example of poetry by women in China.

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