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“Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway

Sep 22, 2015

Colored by Hemingway’s own European travels, “Hills Like White Elephants” tells the story of a conversation between a man and girl in a train station in rural Spain. As they discuss their relationship, which seems to be on the point of ending, Hemingway slowly reveals that the problems they face come from their disagreement about … read more

A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift

Aug 19, 2015

Outraged at the treatment of the Irish in his day, Jonathan Swift wrote a satire called A Modest Proposal which parodies 18th century political tracts. In this piece, Swift suggests that the Irish should sell their children as food to help end poverty and overpopulation. This ludicrous short work brought the 18th century public’s attention … read more