Literary Review

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The Real and The Invisible

The Real and The Invisible

By: Kimberly Brown Home. What actually does that mean? Home, to many people, means different things. The Webster definition of home is: “one’s place of residence; the social unit formed by a family living together; a familiar or usual setting; a place of origin.” While […]

Puzzle

Puzzle

By: Kimberly Brown Life, death, race, and family: all concepts that Jesmyn Ward navigates through to accomplish the wholeness of her novel Sing Unburied Sing. Considering that her book Salvage the bones won the National Book Award in 2011, Men We Reaped  was on the […]

Amidst Writing Her Third Novel: An Interview with Mary Simses

Amidst Writing Her Third Novel: An Interview with Mary Simses

Mary Simses, author of the novels, The Irresistible Blueberry Bakeshop & Café and The Rule of Love & Grammar, is in the midst of writing her third novel. A native of Connecticut, Simses is influenced by the East Coast scenery. Prior to becoming a novelist, […]

The Silent Killer: Addiction

The Silent Killer: Addiction

By: Elisabeth French We can always hope it is not too late, but sometimes it is. For Tom Macher, it was almost too late. Addiction had consumed his entire life. One’s personal perceptions about addiction have been constructed by their own individual involvements with the […]

Social Climate Decades Ago, Present Day Relations

Social Climate Decades Ago, Present Day Relations

By: Elisabeth French Well-acclaimed novelist, journalist, and short-story writer, Jennifer Egan has done it again. Her new novel Manhattan Beach, published this October has already been long listed for the National Book Award. Egan magnifies her intelligence through her captivating and brilliant new novel. Egan […]

Comedic Relief: The School For Lies

Comedic Relief: The School For Lies

By: Elisabeth French “Gettysburg Great!” accurately describes the performance displayed by the Theatre Arts Program of Gettysburg College this fall. The School For Lies is an intriguing, flamboyant, highly comical play. The student actors encompass these roles flawlessly. Based on the play, The Misanthrope by […]

“Kids These Days: A Generation of Social Justice Readers”

“Kids These Days: A Generation of Social Justice Readers”

By: Morgan Hubbard Claire Needell wrote a good book very poorly. As a college-aged woman suffering through the under-practiced circus performance of American politics in 2017, I find some particular comfort in the social justice minded content of the YA genre, even if that means […]

Giving Voice to the Dead and Empathy to the Living in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

Giving Voice to the Dead and Empathy to the Living in Jesmyn Ward’s Sing, Unburied, Sing

By: Morgan Hubbard In her latest novel Sing, Unburied, Sing, Jesmyn Ward returns to her familiar Mississippi landscape to bring voice to the dead, the living, and the oppressed in-betweens. On the heels of receiving the National Book Award in 2011 for her last novel, […]

Student Kathleen Bolger Examines Her Path to Writing

Student Kathleen Bolger Examines Her Path to Writing

Kathleen Bolger, or Katie as she is known to me, is a fellow senior at Gettysburg College and an English Major with a Writing Concentration and minors in Spanish and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Since being at Gettysburg, she has published two poems (2016) […]

Three Kinds of Portraits

Three Kinds of Portraits

By: Morgan Hubbard Welcome to an understated gallery, a gallery made through collaboration of students, faculty, and artists—a little place with large ambition, tucked in one of the most unassuming buildings on Gettysburg College’s campus. The Schmucker Art Gallery is currently showing an exhibit that, […]

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