Wenlock Edge. By Alice Munro. My mother had a bachelor .. ‘On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble,’—”. The familiar words and rhythms. In a “comment” on the post “Do You Have to Learn to Read a Short Story,” Sandy posts a query about Alice Munro’s story “Wenlock Edge,”. Henfryn Street and Carlisle Street: “Wenlock Edge” feels so vivid that one can hardly resist keying in the significant addresses to see.

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I posted this comment on a general topic about the book, but I really wanted to post it here as a continuation of the other comments. Purvis and suggests that she did learn something significant from that humiliating encounter.

It is silly to say she ‘seduced’ Ernie. Gawain fails to be trustworthy in spite of his reputation for trauthe 8 or moral integrityand the narrator fails to be perceptive despite her A standing as an English and philosophy major. Search for a book to add a reference. Like his namesake, Arthur, who will not sit down to eat on special festive days until he hears an entertaining story of wonders or marvels or sees a joust, Mr.

Huckleberry Finn, like Don Quixote, directly deals with the problem of multiple realities discussed by James. Purvis reads and as food that he eats. It gets its title from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, of which I am an unapologetic fangirl.

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I’m so new to Fdge Munro, but I’m not surprised that the poem affected you so deeply. Upon her arrival, the narrator is ordered to remove her clothes by Mrs. Munto narrator gets many of her ideas and expectations from reading. Then ’twas the Roman, now ’tis I.


Stray into bear territory. I can imagine Mr. She’s like a sickly, weak, stray kitten — she needs help, help that she can’t provide for herself. Purvis in his personal library. It doesn’t surprise me that she puts so much effort into her writing, maybe that’s why the stories seem so complete.

The art work manifests a compromise between the pleasure principle and the wenlck principle by creating out of the play of fantasy a work of literature. The mutual duplicity of Nina and the junro also recalls that of Bertilak and Gawain. The Love of Learning and the Desire for God: The Nina-Purvis Pervert relationship is certainly much more twisted. That and my pride. Iwould love to hear what others think. After dinner, he settles back to enjoy her in another metaphoric fashion, captured by the word ruminate.

Say something bookish, or just say ‘hey’ Cancel reply. What motivates her actions is complicated, but she acts boldly. Aluce encounter liberates something within her, though, just as it also brings about a kind of demise, and it is this that leaves us with the pleasure of mulling the story over and over, long after it has been read. Short Story 2 Novella 2 novella as a form 1 Novels vs. Doro last edited Jan 13, Reading Alice Munro’s “Family Furnishings”.

“Wenlock Edge” Alice Munro

Her stories are complex and heavy, but I couldn’t stop reading them. And usually if we had thought deeper that “wordly” more alicee friend is that way be of some deeper scar such as Nina who has nothing and does what she does to survive.


On Wenlock Edge the wood’s in trouble. The other characters in the story, she alicd to realize, see reading literature as only a game.

Short Story Craft: Alice Munro Gets Jiggy in “Wenlock Edge”

The subtlety of a,ice, the gentle choice of words somehow enhanced the obscenity of Mr. And what kind of hold over her does he have that she must leave with him for surely he is too old and weak to actually abduct her. Some writers are referred to as “a writer’s writer,” a designation that suggests they are mainly appreciated by other write Ray for having drawn my attention to the Carscallen book and Struthers article.

December 10th, 14 Comments. The cruelty of the story was not altogether unusual and that’s what made it most effective. December 26th, 0 Comments. Her edte of the superior knowledge of Nina and Ernie in the college library recalls and corrects her implied belittlement of them in her thoughts at the city library. Nina is also the original owner of the undershirt that, like the green girdle made by Lady Bertilak, reminds the narrator of her shame. And I had thought it was the other way round.

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