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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

This short story captures the coming-of-age or the move from innocence to experience of the narrator, who, during the course of his story, successfully produces a comic strip and then faces...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2013 6:30 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

The short story "Sandpiper" by Ahdaf Soueif takes the form of reflecting on the narrator's life and the series of events that led her to her present situation. Clearly the governing emotion is one...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 6:22 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

The narrator in this excellent short story finds herself trapped in a place where she feels she does not belong yet she is unable to leave, and the first and last paragraphs of this story establish...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2013 6:54 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

One aspect that could be focused on is the way that descriptions and literary techniques are used to highlight the fragility of the position that the narrator finds herself in at the beginning of...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 7:31 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

One of the clearest sections of this incredibly moving short story where the narrator clearly expresses regret about the choices she has made in life, relating to what she did or didn't do, comes...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 7:34 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

One of the interesting aspects of this great short story is the way in which the first person narrator does not reveal the name of her husband who she has now fallen out of love with. Although he...

Latest answer posted December 22, 2012 7:49 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

One of the overall themes of this excellent short story is that of cultural incompatibility. The narrator, as a European white woman, reflects on the way that she has never fitted in to Egyptian...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 6:29 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

Since her arrival in Egypt and her marriage to her husband, the protagonist has suffered a massive change in her life. At first, the mutual love of her relationship with her husband carried her...

Latest answer posted November 15, 2012 6:35 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

The protagonist in this excellent short story is so lonely because she does not fit in to her surroundings, either culturally or emotionally, and the love that caused her to enter these...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 7:21 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

Sensory language is any language that paints a vivid picture through engaging as many senses of the reader as possible in order that they might be able to not just see the scene that is being...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 7:13 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

As a white woman living in Egypt, the speaker faces many different problems. She is part of a culture now that she does not entirely understand and will never fit into. This is exemplified in the...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 7:29 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

The speaker herself identifies an excellent example of foreshadowing as she looks back at her life and examines how she arrived in her present unhappy situation. Part of her "Africa story," as she...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 7:49 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

It is clear that the narrator of this excellent short story has found cross cultural conflict to be one of the major reasons that has led to her position now in the story as one who is trapped on...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 7:17 am UTC

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The Late Twentieth Century: 1960-2000 - Short Fiction

This question is most helpfully answered through reference to the narrator's daughter, Lucy, who was born in Egypt and now clearly feels that Egypt is her home. Note what the narrator says when she...

Latest answer posted December 9, 2012 7:24 am UTC

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