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Shopping for Groceries with the Romantic Poets

October 25, 2013 | by

Jason Novak is a cartoonist in Oakland, California.




  1. Patrick O'Brien | October 25, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    See also writing JavaScript with Salinger, Woolf, Nabokov, Chaucer and Tupac

  2. Lawrence Hall | November 11, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    Any java with whom I associate is unscripted.

  3. Vanessa's 12th Grade Literature Class | January 22, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    Hi Mr. Novak,

    We are extremely confused by these jokes(?). Besides Mary Shelley, there didn’t seem to be any connection to the nature or themes of the poems we studied. All the poets in the cartoons sounded alike and didn’t seem to represent each poet’s voice. So the joke must have been about the grocery shopping. And we just don’t get it. Should we fire our teacher?

    Best wishes,

    Our class

    P.S. We are now reading THE STRANGER. Can you do some cartoons about Meursault shopping for tires?

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