A look at a few cases of deformity in works of fiction. Namely in E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “The Sandman” and in De Maupassant’s account of Ivan Turgenev's horrifying experience.
The journey to our inner world of thought and emotion is a paradigm of a dangerous adventure. In this article we will observe how a writer of fiction can help the reader safely self-reflect.
Un sac de billes by Joseph Joffo is the story of two young jewish boys who are forced to flee their hometown in order to seek refuge from the invading Germans. This book is truly excellent and deserves to be read in its native language: French, in...
Read the horrifying truth about the "Yours, Mine & Ours" family from the 1968 and 2005 movies. Book review of Tom North's account of what really happened.
An analysis of the essential teachings of the mystic poet Rumi, together with a short summary of his life and passing.
Orwell has been criticized for his misogynistic portrayal of women in 1984. However, a careful look at how the female characters impact the male characters, in particular Winston, and the Party suggests that they have great importance in the plot, leading to a different interpretation.
Learn about Shakespeare's use of the oxymoron in his works. From Romeo and Juliet, to Hamlet, to Macbeth and more, The Bard used a lot of oxymora!
A review of the anonymous epic poem written between 700 and 1000 AD
This studies the use of imagery through metaphor, simile, litotes and other figures of speech in the English Translation of The Odyssey . This essay assumes a collegiate understanding of the work.
As the title says, this essay is a sketchy comparison of the some of the works of Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft.