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Juvenal-The Sixteen Satires

The Sixteen Satires is probably my least liked ancient text that I have read. I have a pretty broad, but not deep, experience reading books not just from ancient Greece and Rome but also Indian, and the Near East. 603 more words

Literature

The Bell Jar

Read: Yes
Difficulty: II
Length: II
Importance: 5
Quick Review: need

Literally anyone who has any knowledge of remarkable literary works knows about Sylvia Plath’s oven incident, as well as her writing. 351 more words

Literature

Why this blog

As a literature student I was asked so many times:
What to read?
From where to start?
Is there a system?
What’s the catch with this book? 220 more words

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Why this blog

As a literature student I was asked so many times:
What to read?
From where to start?
Is there a system?
What’s the catch with this book? 221 more words

Medea's Didacticism

Euripides’ Medea (first performed. 431 BCE) is based upon the myth of Jason and Medea. Playwrights often borrowed from myths and produced brilliant works of art; Euripides produces a string of unsettling events which shock and disturb the reader. 1,961 more words

Patriarchy

The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

You’ve probably heard it said many times that a movie is never as good as the book on which it was based. I’d have to agree 99.9% of the time, because I have two movies in mind that actually were better than the book. 675 more words

Writing

A Christmas Carol

Read: Yes
Difficulty: II
Length: I
Importance: V
Quick Review: MUST if you live in the Western Hemisphere and/or celebrate Christmas. It’s referenced for one month every year. 324 more words

Literature