Favourite Book of 2021: The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Book Review

The Help by Kathryn Stockett is by far the greatest book I read last year. In fact, I was so touched by it I decided to make it my dissertation’s topic, alongside Alice Walker’s The Color Purple, another favourite of mine. It is an unforgettable story told by three narrators, two of them with nearly … Continue reading Favourite Book of 2021: The Help by Kathryn Stockett | Book Review

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig is the third book in the Christmas trilogy and the last book I’ll be reviewing this year. It follows the journey of Amelia Wishart, who is the adoptive child of Father Christmas and his spouse, Mary Christmas (whom you might also know as Mother Christmas); you might remember … Continue reading Father Christmas and Me by Matt Haig | Book Review

Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay

Edgar Allen Poe’s poem The Raven is fraught with themes of the tortured soul, the deranged mind and representations of mourning and melancholy that are brought upon by the death of his beloved lady, becoming one of the greatest poems of the Dark Romanticism. In the 19th century Romanticism not only cantered its idea on … Continue reading Mourning and Melancholy in E.A. Poe’s The Raven | An Essay

October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

Autumn is my favourite season and October, October by Katya Balen comprises everything I love about it. Before properly getting into the review I have to confess I’ve looked for the roots of this passion I have for autumn, specifically for October. Thankfully there is such a thing as a reverse due date calculator, which … Continue reading October, October by Katya Balen | Book Review

Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay

Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita is a myth in popular culture that uniquely shines through its approach of sensitive subjects such as paedophilia, and, maybe most importantly, through Humbert Humbert’s criticism and irony regarding post-war America and the illusory characteristics of commodities specific to the American consumer culture. Seemingly being a work of erotic and vulgar themes, … Continue reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov: Value of Privacy and the American Consumer Culture | An Essay

Virginia Woolf’s Approach to Time in To the Lighthouse: A Shock of Modernity | An Essay

It would be fair to mention that Virginia Woolf left her marks on modernism, a cultural trend that redefined literature in terms of themes, plot and representation of time and space, with her high-class and over-refined writing style. She chose to focus on the development of the characters and their transformations caused by inner conflicts, … Continue reading Virginia Woolf’s Approach to Time in To the Lighthouse: A Shock of Modernity | An Essay