Literature

What is literature?

Those who read the aesthetic (artistic ) written to provide a satisfaction , or even if such an objective can…

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The place of criticism: A wider view

What has emerged from this discussion of the reform of English Literature at A-level is that the tension between the…

6 years ago

Oxford and Cambridge: The development of criticism

Unlike London and the regional institutions, Oxford has played a central role in accounts of ‘the rise of English’. It…

7 years ago

Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde

Cambridge, Corpus Christi College MS 61, fol. 1v Language: English (Southeast Midland) Manuscript date: ca. 1420 Chaucer wrote his “book…

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English Literature Poems

Poem 1 “Miracle of the Boy Singer” Bodleian Library MS English Poetry a.1, fol. 124v (Vernon) The Vernon manuscript is…

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The House of the Spirits

The House of the Spirits (1982) Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits, published in 1982, tells the history of…

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Things Fall Apart (1958)

Things Fall Apart (1958) In 1958, Chinua Achebe published Things Fall Apart, which depicts the tragic downfall of a strong…

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Achebe Chinua

ACHEBE, CHINUA Anthills of the Savannah (1987) The Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe’s first novel, Things Fall Apart, published in 1958,…

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Literary Suffering

Suffering Human beings shrink from suffering. We avoid confronting the afflictions of others because it is unpleasant, and if we…

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Literary Religion

Religion Religion and literature are inextricably intertwined. Many of the world’s major religious texts, such as the Bible, the Quran,…

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