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hunger artists: culture of starvers

Is the act of eating that of conformity, compliance, acceptance and complicity? And its opposite, starvation, often as a public and publicized act, a metaphor for protest? That is, the denial and rejection of food is a metaphor for intolerable … Continue reading

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A DIRGE ABOUT A ROCK AND HARD PLACE

The English novel is  a phenomenon that only took form in the early years of the 18th century, and is generally attributed to Daniel Defoe.  Prior to this time, stories were told either in dramatic form on the stage, or … Continue reading

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