Eric Shay Howard

Bad blogger. Complicated. Gay.


Category: The Norton Book

  • The Rider, Hamlet, and A Doll’s House

    Need caught up on my blog? I am a non-traditional college student who has decided to read The Norton Introduction to Literature: Shorter 11th Edition by Kelly J. Mays word-for-word, just because. My 5th semester in college is coming to a close. I had to shift my focus to my classes and assignments over the last […]

  • Poem, Soliloquy of the Spanish Cloister, and Gotham

    Lately I’ve become obsessed with poems that have the title “Poem”. There was one in a recently assigned section of The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter 11th Edition) in my English 300 class. It’s by Frank O’Hara, and it is on page 678 of the Norton book, if anyone else is following along for some freaking reason. […]

  • The Night of the Satellite, Mr. T, and Richard Cory

    Need caught up on my blog? I’m a gay 27 year old writer who decided to quit his job and start college. I also decided to read The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter 11th Edition) by Kelly J. Mays, word for word and blog about every story in it so that I can pretend that […]

  • Cane, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, and The Lovers Set Down Their Spoons

    Need caught up on my blog? I’m a gay 27 year old college student who has decided to completely read every page of The Norton Introduction to Literature (Shorter 11th Edition), by Kelly J. Mays, just because. I also read other stuff and watch movies and tv shows. Okay, now you’re caught up. Yesterday was […]

  • Alan Bean Plus Four, Roman Fever, and Advice From A Caterpillar

    Tom Hanks wrote a short story and got it published in The New Yorker. Congrats. You’re only, like, good at everything. Geez. Tom Hanks’s story, “Alan Bean Plus Four”,  wasn’t as awful as Slate and other blogs made it out to be, not to me. I think it does what a good short story is […]

  • Recitatif, Resurrection, Arrow, and The Flash

    If you’re new to my blog, you’ll want to know that I’m completely reading every page of The Norton Introduction to Literature: Shorter 11th Edition, by Kelly J. Mays, in it’s entirety, and blogging about it in an incredibly confusing way alongside my rants about life and stuff. I took an AP English class in high […]

  • A & P, Dark Meadow, and Once Upon A Time

    I stayed home from my Acting One class today (actually, yesterday, because my blogs are usually a day late due to the rigorous editing process I put myself through) in an attempt to completely heal up good from not-Ebola. To be completely honest, I could use another day, but I got an email from my […]