Knut Hamsun won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1920 and was a Nazi sympathizer while Romain Rolland won it in 1915 and was an admirer of Josef Stalin but both wrote monumental works that are now recognized as great literature.
James Joyce is one of the top writers of the English language and his book 'Ulysses' is considered the greatest novel of the 20th-century. He created the character of Molly and talking of me, I've been looking for Molly all my life
This article uses the novel Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte as a case study to examines the struggles of women in the society in victorian era. No matter how we fight for equality the society is still pretty much patriarchal and I hope we find the courage to keep striving and never give up.
In the Postcolonial era Latin America becomes a land of mixed culture. The contemporary Latin American writers in their literary texts represent the cultural pluralism of Latin America and the trope of indigenous language by using the genre of Magic Realism.
After reconsidering my position on the postmodernist movement, especially in the art of poetry, I have decided that although some dissemblers have sullied the literary canon with pretense and duplicity, some of the basic tenets of postmodernism, indeed, have a place in genuine literature.
Edgar Allan Poe's was a brilliant writer. He composed one of the most famous poems in American literature, helped to invent the of the short story and the mystery as well as helping to establish science fiction writing. However, his life was essentially tragic in his relationships with others.
Another rabbit story about how tricky they can be, this one involves different animals and tests. This is the last from the second book in the series, The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Which would you choose if you were given the choice of "trouble when you're young or trouble when you're old?" This fairy tale tells of a girl who chose trouble when she was young and how it all turned out for her. From The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
The Egyptian history of the festival starts on August 15 and it is called the festival of 'Loyalty to the Nile River'. Many stories about the sanctity of the Nile were invented according to ancient Egyptian beliefs and over time. The most famous of these stories is the Nile Bride
The Weedah is a mockingbird from Australia with a very strange and gruesome folk tale to explain its appearance and behavior. Read on if you dare. This is from The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales From Around the World.
This is an old fairy tale about a young fisherman who captures a magic turtle and is taken to the undersea kingdom. It is sad from there. This is another from The Fairy Tale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Rachel Hadas's recent poetry collection Poems for Camilla works against itself in many ways.
This is a collection of a few case studies of my previous students showing how they have transformed from a child to a mature and successful human with all the difficulties and struggles that they have faced. Through this exploration, I find the traces of my journey as well as a teacher.
An explication of "Some keep the Sabbath by going to Church" by Emily Dickinson.
Like most Mayan folk tales, this one is all about animals and how they got the personality traits they hold. I thought it was a funny story and was glad to include it in The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
In 1846, Edgar Allan Poe published an essay known as 'The Philosophy of Composition'. The true nature and intent behind this essay has long been a matter of debate.
An in-depth analysis of Why Sherlock Holmes is An Exceptionally Well Written Character
A look at 5 modern writers who pioneered the art of concision and literary minimalism.
The King of the Crocodiles marries a farmer's daughter. Sounds gruesome but ends very magically.
A look at Emily Dickenson's "Because I Could Not Stop for Death."
The Bible is a very interesting book, and whether or not you believe it is irrelevant when it comes to these two lessons. There are two lessons that can be found in the Bible, and in other texts, that should be heeded if you want to live your best possible life.
A Man of the People is a novel that was written by the late Nigerian novelist, poet, and essayist, Chinua Achebe. The accounts in the book are told from viewpoint of Odili, a former teacher who's intending to challenge M.A. Nanga, his class three teacher for a parliamentary seat.
It seems like you hardly ever meet someone who never lies which is why this story is so charming and relevant. This is another story from The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
You've probably heard this one before. It is a classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen retold using my collage illustration. This is from The FairyTale Alphabet Book, Fairy Tales and Folk Tales from Around the World.
Mithiladham is a small portion of Bihar in India which is struggling for its existence for about a century. Though the culture is more than centuries old, it's not known to even the native dwellers because of the migration from village to cities.
My story is about how everything in life has a silver lining.