The events of Willa Cather’s My Ántonia are told in hindsight through the lens of Jim Burden’s memories. Jim’s coming-of-age on the Nebraska prairie and his friendship with Ántonia Shimerda are conveyed through a set of memories introduced in a
Friends, I ripped through that essay and also gave you little time to say anything about it. So this is just an open invitation: what interested you, what seemed helpful (or not) as a working theory? Brief comments and longer
The lines that Mr. Ramsay recites in “The Window” are from Tennyson’s poem “Charge of the Light Brigade,” which celebrates the heroism of soldiers who were sent to their avoidable death in the Crimean War. Discuss.