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Book review: Small Economies

Subtlety is an art form in itself. Not to be confused with simplicity, however; subtlety in short fiction can betray what lies beneath the surface of both the situation and a character’s inner consciousness. ...

A Fresh Set of Words

College students who study literature sometimes forget to read authors who are still alive and who haven’t yet entered the academic canon. This is not a knock on how students study literature, of course, but it...
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The art of palindromes

Liberated by constraint: At first it sounds like an oxymoron, but Champaign-Urbana’s William Gillespie knows the value of artistic constraint. In the art world, “freedom of expression” can sometimes translat...