T. Coraghessan Boyle


I'm having trouble interpretting "Greasy Lake." Anyone want to help?

>>By bittyc767   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 10:42)

i have to write an english essay for the tortilla curtain, but one problem, i didnt read it! anyone know how i can turn the meaning of the title into a 5 paragraph essay? or what the theme is? thanks! email me at NooSter45@aol.com

>>By nooster45   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 10:42)

read it

>>By common sense   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 20:05)

I am doing an essay on initiation in the stroy greasy Lake anybody have any ideas

>>By Canducha   (Saturday, 22 Feb 2003 21:28)

i have an evaluation paper due on Greasy Lake and i was wondering if anyone has any ideas, or anything?

>>By ro   (Monday, 14 Apr 2003 08:25)

what is greasy lake?   (Monday, 2 Jun 2003 07:05)

Greasy Lake is the title of a story, and the collection of stories it was published within. The story is about...let's see...I'd say disenfranchised, intelligent male youth, who, lacking validation from their observed bourgeois lifestyles, search for truth in instinctual behavior, only to fail in that as well.

>>By Deest   (Monday, 4 Aug 2003 05:16)

What's the significance of the 3-day-old corpse in the lake? It seems to be the pivotal event in the story. The narrator gets shocked back into reality. Also, I don't understand why the narrator feels like crying when he sees the 2 girls who arrive looking for Al (corpse?).

>>By KFeliz   (Friday, 3 Oct 2003 16:18)

re tortilla curtain-it semed like the end was referencing dr.strangelove,but i dont see where it resolved anything.i'm reading riven rock now but it isnt doing much for me.i loved friend of the earth,budding prospects,and worlds end.am i the only one who reads cuz i want to,and not because the prof requires it?

>>By goddog   (Friday, 3 Oct 2003 20:59)

I am currently writing a 1000 word essay on whether or not i think "Greasy Lake" is an appropriate choice of material for high school students to read. Does anyone have an oppinion that can help me out? I am on both sides of supporting it and refuteing it. which makes it heard to choose and write the essay. Thanks

>>By chelsky14   (Monday, 17 Nov 2003 05:24)


I am writing a paper on Boyle's After the Plague. Anyone have any comments on the role the city plays as a defining feature of the theme?

thanks a lot

>>By Miss P   (Monday, 22 Mar 2004 23:26)

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