Tag Archives: COVID-19

Flaubert Would Have Had Trump’s Number

“Madame Bovary” gives us insight into why Trump botched the Covid response.

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Joyce’s Eveline & Vaccine Resistance

Republicans refusing the Covid vaccine remind me of Eveline in Joyce’s “Dubliners.”

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Covid Dreams of Seaside Cliffs

For those feeling stir crazy from Covid quarantining, this Christina Rossetti sonnet is for you.

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Shots That Signal a Promising Future

I’ve just had my second Covid shot, which has me thinking of Alexander Hamilton’s shot in Miranda’s musical. Pip’s cautious optimism about the future also comes to mind.

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Plague Lit on Life Returning to Normal

Plague Lit teaches us how people behave DURING plagues. How about how they behave when life returns to normal? Camus may be best on this.

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The Pit, the Pendulum, and Covid Relief

If Covid has offered a choice between the pit and the pendulum, then the vaccines and the Covid relief bill have been the liberating French army.

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Song of Hope: The Night Cloud Is Hueing

With the passage of the Covid relief bill and increased vaccinations, Hardy’s “Song for Hope” seems appropriate.

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Stronger in the Broken Places

Joe Biden picked the perfect Hemingway quote for his Covid address to the nation.

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Our Time in the Covid Sewers

Reading “Les Misérables” while awaiting a Covid shot led me to compare our pandemic experience and Jean Valjean’s trek through the sewers.

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