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The Review Man

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Survival: A Thematic Guide to Canadian Literature
Margaret Atwood
Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals
Robert M. Pirsig
Simulacra and Simulation (The Body, In Theory: Histories of Cultural Materialism)
Jean Baudrillard, Sheila Faria Glaser
Leaven of Malice
Robertson Davies
The Salterton Trilogy
Robertson Davies
Effi Briest (Penguin Classics)
Theodor Fontane
Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World
Nicholas Ostler
Cases And Materials On The Law Of Torts
Robert M. Solomon
Public Law : Cases Materials and Commentary
Philip Bryden, Craik, Neil, Craig Forcese, Forcese, Craig
A Property Law Reader
Bruce H. Ziff
A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams Better than Death of a Salesman and funnier than The Crucible, A Streetcar Named Desire is a good play. Overrated, yes, but good nonetheless. It's much more fun to do a table reading of plays; it's closer to an actual theatrical performance than sitting at a desk and silenty reading the play.

But for me, Streetcar isn't a great play. It's just a good play. I didn't identify with the characters as much as I had hoped to, and I left the table reading wondering if American Dream literature isn't as spectacular as it's made out to be.

Read Streetcar for the poker scenes - they're the best part. (And hope you get cast as Stanley, just so you can unleash that primal roar...)