Month: November 2018

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Update from Norway!

Since it has been a while since I have shared an update about our time here in Norway, I thought today would be a good time to do it. From the beginning, we decided to partake in this adventure for what it promised, a once in a lifetime experience for the kids and our family as a whole. We embarked to Norway in hopes … Read More Update from Norway!

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The Paradox of Writing to Get the “Bigots”

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Over the past few posts, I have been discussing how authors such as Frank Yerby, Claude McKay, and Zora Neale Hurston counter western ideals of beauty, specifically ideals of white beauty. Over the next couple of posts, I want to move back a little and … Read More The Paradox of Writing to Get the “Bigots”

Countering Western Ideals of Beauty in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  Reading Claude McKay’s Banana Bottom and Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God together provides multiple topics to discuss in relation to the two novels. Recently, I wrote about how McKay counters western ideals of beauty within his novel, and today I want to … Read More Countering Western Ideals of Beauty in Zora Neale Hurston’s “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

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Claude McKay’s “Banana Bottom” and William Blake

If you enjoy what you read here at Interminable Rambling, think about making a contribution on our Patreon page.  In the last post, I wrote some about how Frank Yerby and Claude McKay each challenge western ideals of beauty. Today, I want to continue that discussion by looking at how Bita Plant interrogates these ideals in Banana Bottom, specifically when she looks at William … Read More Claude McKay’s “Banana Bottom” and William Blake