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Wordsworth’s ‘The Tables Turned’

September 27, 2007

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Wordsworth’s following lines from the poem ‘The Tables Turned’ set me thinking. One impulse from a vernal woodMay teach you more of man,Of moral evil and of good,Than all the sages can. Philosophers have since times immemorial loaded us with their meaningful lessons about leading life in a better way. But if we go by […]

John Grisham’s ‘Playing for Pizza’

September 20, 2007

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John Grisham’s next book ‘Playing for Pizza’ is being released on September 24,07. I myself am eagerly waiting for the release. Here I am presenting some excerpts from the press release: PLAYING FOR PIZZA is a short novel about a fallen American football star who can no longerget work in the National Football League and […]

Dickens’ ‘A Tale of Two Cities’

September 16, 2007

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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it […]

‘The Grapes of Wrath’

September 12, 2007

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‘The Grapes of Wrath’, one of the landmarks in not only American fiction but also in world literature. It was written by John Steinbeck in 1939. It was one of the post-depression novels of Steinbeck. The economic depression of 1930, had taken heavy toll by the means of mass unemployment and migration, of people from […]

‘Stream of Consciousness’ and ‘Mrs.Dalloway’

September 8, 2007

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I have always been fascinated by the term ‘Stream of Consciousness’. It sounds so poetic, may be because it compares the thinking process or our consciousness to a stream. The psychologist and the writer of ‘Principles of Psychology’, James Joyce, coined the phrase ‘stream of consciousness’ in 1890, although the technique had already been used […]

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September 7, 2007

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Role of Supernatural in Literature

September 6, 2007

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Writers have from time to time experimented with different themes to weave an altogether new web in their literary works. The presence of a supernatural element has been one of the favourites with many authors.When Shakespeare made the ghost of Hamlet’s father appear before him in his drama ‘Hamlet’, it was merely that he had […]