Thursday, October 2, 2008

Blog topic for the week of October 2

This blog is due by 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 5.

This week, we read "The Indian Uprising" by Donald Barthelme. It was a challenging story to comprehend due to the stream of consciousness style writing and apparent mental impairment of the of the narrator.

Barthelme's writing has been critiqued by some as "meaningless academic postmodernism." Still, some in our class felt that if he was attempting to write like a madman (or man tripping on acid), he did it brilliantly.

Try your hand at this. Pick any plot you'd like, but try to describe that plot through the eyes of someone like the narrator in this story. Will you have your character fight some personal war, like the narrator in this story? Will this person have been betrayed, using fantasy to try to come to grips with the betrayal?

Feel free to use an image, song clip, video, etc. to bolster your creative writing piece.

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