Bad Boy, Good Girl

I’m torn. I don’t believe men are inherently bad. I think some of them are misinformed. I think some of them have been misguided. I think many of them would do well to read 12 Rules for Life, reclaim their strength, and redefine their manhood. I don’t believe women are naturally helpless. I think some … More Bad Boy, Good Girl

Get Lit with Kit #23

The Trial by Franz Kafka is an existential novel that will make you want to tear out your hair. If you have ever been trapped in a situation that can only be described as absurdly infuriating (i.e. Kafkaesque) then you will appreciate this book, and maybe even experience a catharsis. For other Absolute Absurdity titles, watch my book … More Get Lit with Kit #23

Bound By Duty: A closer look at The Good Earth

Pearl S. Buck deserved her 1938 Nobel Prize. The daughter of missionaries, Buck was raised in China and projected her nuanced understanding of the culture into her beautifully crafted literary works. The Good Earth, arguably her most famous piece, chronicles the life of Wang Lung, a peasant farmer who rises from humble beginnings to establish … More Bound By Duty: A closer look at The Good Earth

Things We Learn from Literature

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.” – Mark Twain Sometimes “the rest” includes ourselves. I decided to revisit Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. I knew I didn’t fully appreciate the when the teacher assigned it in 11th grade. I couldn’t appreciate Twain’s brilliant research of dialects, recognize … More Things We Learn from Literature