In 1940,Wilder's literary agent George By,wrote Wilder to tell her that he had sat up until two o'clock in the morning reading the manuscript for'The Long Winter,' and then had trouble going to sleep for thinking of the plight of the Ingalls family and that awful winter. The book was published later in 1940 to… Continue reading The Long Winter Overview and Review
These Happy Golden Years: Literary Overview
Laura Ingalls Wilder considered 'These Happy Golden Years' the end of her 'Little House' series. The book was published in 1943, 14 years before her death in 1957. She submitted no more manuscripts to Harper & Brothers, nor to her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, who died in 1968, 25 years after "These Happy Golden Years'… Continue reading These Happy Golden Years: Literary Overview
What is literature?
Those who read the aesthetic (artistic ) written to provide a satisfaction , or even if such an objective can reach this level of formal and contextual features of all written works of literature is called . Literature is a form of expression . Thoughts and feelings beautifully and effectively be defined as the art… Continue reading What is literature?
Wole Soyinka’s Art of Characterization in the Play The Swamp Dwellers
The characters in The Swamp Dwellers fell into three groups: the parents Makuri and Alo-conservative, the corrupt priest Kadiye, who beguiles his superstitious followers; and the two positive individuals Igwezu and the Beggar, moving, wondering, seeking and then uncertain what they have found. It is a play of mood and atmosphere, constructed so as to… Continue reading Wole Soyinka’s Art of Characterization in the Play The Swamp Dwellers
ANONYMOUS Beowulf (ca. 1000) Beowulf is the longest and most complete surviving poem in Old English. The work probably circulated orally for centuries before being written down by scribes around the year 1000. It consists of 3,182 lines of alliterative verse. The poem’s plot, is straightforward and has the quality of a folktale, following recognizable… Continue reading ANONYMOUS Beowulf
illness In her well-known 1978 book Illness as Metaphor, Susan Sontag says, “Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship, in the kingdom of the well and in the kingdom of the sick. Although we all prefer to use only the good passport, sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell,… Continue reading Literary illness
Economics as Literature
The contemplation of the nineteenth century in the history of economic thought is primarily focused upon the canons of political economy, i.e. for the period under examination here, works by Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo and John Stuart Mill. Whilst there may be debate about the precise nature and significance of the canons, writing… Continue reading Economics as Literature
This dissertation surveys the representation of crowds in the two great epics of Homer, the tragedians Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the comedian Aristophanes. It covers each of these authors in varying levels of detail, and has two major goals: to identify the vocabulary with which they describe crowds, and to infer from these descriptions… Continue reading Greek Literature
Catching Up with the Calamitys
Tulle-wrapped vases dazzled under the crisp light of the chandelier. One lone rose dangled from each vase, extending a lonely shadow on the surface of the mahogany table. Fluted glasses accompanied porcelain plates, and scarlet-hued napkins were folded neatly on the fine china. The faint aroma of nectarine and honey wafted throughout the dining area,… Continue reading Catching Up with the Calamitys
It’s three hours from Vegas to Barstow. Eileen made the drive in two. She was just outside the city when her car began to blink —a red light beneath a single bar of fuel. She slowed down. She held her breath. She looked up—distant lights; dreary forms. Far away. She bit her nails. She hit… Continue reading Returning