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Review: 127 Hours

I’ve only recently, as an English teacher, become familiar with the idea of “author’s intent.” For some reason, I never had to learn this phrase until nowish. Questions like “What was the intended message” and “How did the author get the reader to find his meaning” always sort of seemed beside the point to me.

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Two Part Review: The Wilding, by Ben Percy

Man versus Nature is one of five original narrative conflicts, and over the years stories and novels about the interaction between humans and the wild have been piling up. Ben Percy’s aim in his debut novel, The Wilding (Graywolf Press), is to establish himself among the great nature writers, as is made clear by an

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