Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games is classified as a young adult book. There are several characteristics that define a book as young adult literature, but the strongest characteristic is the main character’s ascension to adulthood as he or she grapples with issues of power. While Katniss initially appears to be the ultimate girl-power figure, it… More Exploitation of Femininity in “The Hunger Games”
In 2003, Newsweek released an article titled “Poetry Is Dead. Does Anybody Really Care?” The article, as you might guess, asserts the position of poetry as an irrelevant artform in today’s day and age. The author claims that poetry simply cannot survive in our culture of notoriously short attention spans and internet access. I choose… More Is Poetry Dead?
When thinking about the word Literature we often only think of books. What we forget is that Literature is the art of written work. Written work can be anywhere, not just in books and although contradictory to its definition, it does not even have to be written. Written work can be expressed not only on… More Literature in Unlikely Places. Every Word Matters.
Seems like a bizarre sort of juxtaposition, right? Especially with all of the media attention surrounding video games lately. But, as a twenty-one year old English student who has been an avid fan of video games since I could first hold a gameboy, I find this form of entertainment to be just as valid as film or… More Literature and…video games!?
Hey, LRR readers/writers! Those of you that submitted to the Long River Review this year may be wondering what’s going on with submissions. Well, the deadline has come and gone, so the panels are working on making their selections. To those of you that will end up getting published this year, CONGRATS! But… More The Writer and Rejection