Western literature

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...

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...

Essay on Homer

On the Influence of Homer

Homer. British Museum, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons The two epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey are widely regarded as the foundational works of ancient Greek literature. These two masterpieces have gone on...