drama 2018

The Perfect Match: Satire and Suffering in the Poor Mouth and the Inconvenient Indian

The Perfect Match: Satire and Suffering in the Poor Mouth and the Inconvenient Indian

by Angelica Joy (AJ) Calapiz

June 2018

As James Joyce, the most influential Irish novelist, writes, Flann O’Brien is “a real writer with the true comic spirit”, a spirit that pervades The Poor Mouth. There is no doubt humour is a crucial factor of the book, a momentous aspect that seems to make the misery and suffering described enjoyable.

Cleanup on Isle Five

Cleanup on Isle Five

by Scout Wasdell

June 2018

After many years of being asked, “If you were on an island and could only bring one thing, what would you bring?” one may be frustrated after reading The Tempest for never having said magic powers. With magic powers, one can do practically anything: conjure food, build a raft, or enslave an island’s native inhabitants.