Tag Archives: Literature

September 26

Newsweek’s Top 100 Books of All Time

Titles Order The Social Contract and Discourses by Jean-Jacques Rousseau War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy 2009, No. 1 War and Peace (1/2) by Leo Tolstoy 2009, No. 1 War and Peace (2/2) by Leo Tolstoy 2009, No. 1 Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell 2009, No. 2 Ulysses by James Joyce 2009, No. 3 Lolita […]

March 04

Maktub

Book club is coming up and I am quickly reading The Alchemist. There are many wonderful concepts put forward in the book, one of which is: Maktub. Maktub means, it is written. “Determinism is the philosophical view that, given certain initial conditions, everything that ensues is bound to happen as it does and in no other possible […]

December 08

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

When the British series “Queer as Folk” premiered, it took brilliant prose to a whole new level. One of the characters described quite succinctly, how I felt today by 10 am. “Sometimes, you get a good Thursday, sometimes a bog-standard Thursday, sometimes you get a shit Thursday. This Thursday was mental.” – “Queer as Folk” […]

December 08

Favorite Quotes from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

  For anyone who knows me well, it is quite obvious why “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is my favorite book and which character I would play. It is a story about mischief and love. The idea of contrast is a basic building block of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The entire play is constructed around groups […]

Guest Blog: Voivode vs. Vampire – Dracula in Modern Literature

Interesting Literature By Gemma Norman, University of Birmingham The name ‘Dracula’ is a name synonymous with vampires: the handsome, seductive aristocratic Count of Bram Stoker’s novel is the image that first comes to mind upon hearing the name. Most people have also heard the name Vlad the Impaler, but it’s rare to find someone who […]

June 16

Athanasia By Oscar Wilde

Famous Authors’ Handwritten Outlines for Great Works of Literature

Originally posted on Flavorwire:
Writing a novel (or a story, for that matter) is confusing work. There are just so many characters running all over the place, dropping hints and having revelations. So it’s no surprise that many authors plan out their works beforehand, in chart or list or scribble form, in order to keep…