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Joyce and Modernism: Why is it Important?

Before I dive into Joyce’s modernist writing style, I must start with definitions. (All definitions used while focused on writing only)

  1. Modern – characteristic of present and recent time; contemporary; not antiquated or obsolete.
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Writing

Dracula by Bram Stoker

Published in: 1897
Pages: 488
Edition read: E-book

Book description:
When Jonathan Harker visits Transylvania to help Count Dracula with the purchase of a London house, he makes horrifying discoveries about his client and his castle. 310 more words

Fantasy

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

For my first post I decided to write about a book that for me changed my attitudes to reading and introduced me to a new sense of direction in the literary world. 1,162 more words

JaneAusten

Five Fascinating Facts about Aristophanes

Facts about classical literature’s greatest comic writer

1. We have eleven of Aristophanes’ plays, but he is thought to have written more than forty. Aristophanes is the earliest comic playwright, or at least the earliest whose work has survived so that we can read it. 541 more words

Literature

6 classical books everyone should include on their reading list

Whenever someone hears that a person is reading a classical novel, they always assume that this person loves overly frivolous words and steady narrative that would make a grown man drop dead with boredom. 994 more words

Books

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Published in: 1866
Pages: 545
Edition read: E-book

Book description:
The poverty-stricken Raskolnikov, a talented student, devises a theory about extraordinary men being above the law, since in their brilliance they think “new thoughts” and so contribute to society. 371 more words

Classical Literature

Paradise Lost: No Thought of Flight

Before (finally lol) the review, here are some highlights from the battle between Lucifer’s rebellious crew and the faithful angels.

So Raphael begins his tale to Adam: 303 more words

Inspiration