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For the Kenyon Review blog, Amit Majmudar compares creating poetic style to playing a game of chess and looks at how poets reach that elusive checkmate.
At the Kenyon Review blog, Amit Majmudar explores how a bad story in the hands of someone like Shakespeare can turn into literary genius.
What does Beloved have in common with The Hunger Games? How is the biopic Milk like Gone with the Wind? According to Amit Majmudar, they’re all variants of “the martyr story.” For the Kenyon Review blog, Majmudar explains our continued fascination with watching people be oppressed.