Literature

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

Things Fall Apart Signed. McDowell, Obolensky, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Chinua Achebe was a Nigerian novelist, poet, professor, and critic, widely regarded as one of Africa’s most influential literary figures. Born on November...

The Great Gatsby essay

On The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby book cover. English: Cover illustration by Francis Cugat (1893–1981). Published by Charles Scribner’s Sons., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons F. Scott Fitzgerald, whose full name was Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald, was...

Don Quixote essay

On Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

Don Quixote Statue. Image by ddzphoto from Pixabay Miguel de Cervantes was a Spanish writer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest figures in Spanish and world literature. He was born in...

Animal Farm Essay

On Animal Farm by George Orwell

Animal Farm. Photo by Shraddha Agrawal on Unsplash George Orwell, whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair, was an English writer and journalist. He was born on June 25, 1903, in Motihari, Bihar, British...

Emile Zola biography

Emile Zola – A Brief Biography (1840-1902)

Emile Zola. Étienne Carjat, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Emile Zola was a French writer and journalist, who was a significant figure in the political liberalization of France and an important pioneer of the literary...

Harper Lee Essay

On Harper Lee and her Classic Novel

Harper Lee. Photo credited to Truman Capote., Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons It is quite difficult to write a novel. It is a bit more difficult to write a decent novel. It is extremely...

Joseph Conrad Essay

On Joseph Conrad and the Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad on the cover of TIME Magazine (1923). TIME Magazine, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons Literature enthusiasts have no doubt heard the name, Joseph Conrad, and if not, they probably have heard of...

Marcel Proust Essay

On Marcel Proust and his Magnum Opus

Marcel Proust. Anefo, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons Marcel Proust was a French novelist, essayist, and critic who is widely regarded by writers and critics as one of the most influential writers of the 20th...