Twlight of the Superheroes

Given that we have been having good luck using Google docs for the other course readings (Metz and Sageman), I have uploaded the reading, “The Twilight of the Superheroes,” for Monday into the class Google docs folder.

Please download the story into Goodreader and annotate it in the same way you did “The View from Mrs. Thompson’s.”  Now that we have had a whole class period refreshing our memory about logos, pathos, and ethos, this should be a little easier.

However, please be aware that this is fiction, not nonfiction, so consider the ways in which logos, pathos, and ethos might look and/or work differently in fiction than nonfiction.  Also consider how the experience of reading fiction about 9/11 might be different than reading nonfiction about the event.

Deborah Eisenberg, author of "The Twilight of the Superheroes"

Note that the story is forty pages long, so I have divided it into two pdfs so that they will download more quickly.

If you would like some background on the writer, who just so happens to teach at the University of Virginia, check out this interview with her.

Also, check out this mp3 of Eisenberg reading from the story.

Have a good weekend!


About dgriffith

Dave Griffith is Assistant Professor of English at Sweet Briar College. He is the author of A Good War is Hard to Find: The Art of Violence in America.
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