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J.M. Coetzee's 'The Death of Jesus'Uses Cervantes' 'Don Quixote' as Subtext

Whereas J.M. Coetzee's writing regularly utilizes parables, The Death of Jesus purposely destabilizes. It dazzles in its ability to present profound questions while challenging the reader to remain critical and question the meaning derived from any and all parables.


'America Is Not the Heart' Offers Hope Within Its Defiance

Elaine Castillo's debut is a rich and disturbing banquet of the Filipino immigrant experience in America.


'Little Disasters' Skillfully Sifts Through the Ruins

Klein clearly wants readers to avoid casting moral judgment on his characters and understand that circumstances can make people react in many surprising ways.

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