This is the finale of the 5-part series exploring Charlotte Brontë's use of abnormal psychology. "Villette" is a novel of intense emotion, portrayed accurately by Brontë. Best read in order.
The four types of criticism for writers and what they mean. Why authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephen King would fail without negative feedback.
The hero's journey is a type of story that's nearly universal. I explain why it might be that this story concept is so old, widely used, and popular.
This article explores ideas such as whether Marlow was a hero, why he had lied to Kurtz's intended, and what the role of the Intended is within The Heart of Darkness.
How to navigate various new, avant-garde genres of contemporary fiction.
Liberty and tyranny are themes that show up in some of America's most popular recent stories, from books, TV, and movies. Here I look at a list of fictional works featuring this theme.
The Little Prince is a famous allegory about the adventures of the little prince, written by the French pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. The main plot of the story follows the encounter of the narrator
A review of the 14th century narrative chivalric romantic poem
These are my favorite novels published in 2015. I make no effort to read a bunch of books I SHOULD read or which would make anyone else's top ten. Also, there are no non-fiction or story collections
A reading response approach on two of the greatest works in literature and arts, "Things Fall Apart" by Chinua Achebe and "Apocalypse Now"-- an epic film about Vietnam War.