Thursday, October 28, 2021

Reading Emily Wilson’s Trash-Talking Odyssey in the Time of Covid – By Rex...

  It’s late summer and I’m sitting on the couch, hurriedly flipping through the sports channels with an air of desperation, as if the pin...

Looking beyond the Raj era literary narratives – By Mitali Chakravarty

  A re-appraisal of the colonial era literary constructs is very much the need of the hour in all cultures that endured stereotyping under long...

What is Poetry? – By Colin Ian Jeffery

    I believe poetry is the highest of mankind’s literary achievements, timeless, appealing down the ages, revealing imagery of the poet’s struggles and experiences, stresses...

J. M. Barrie and The Pan

  By Kenny Chumbley   “You see, Wendy, when the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all...

Money-Changers in the Temple: Evil Bankers in Literature and Film – By Tim Wenzell

  “I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies” –Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Taylor, May 28,...

H. Rider Haggard: Northern Lights and Valkyries

  By Kenny Chumbley   Before Indiana Jones, there was Allan Quatermain; before The Last Jedi, there was King Solomon’s Mines;and before the 1958 swashbuckler, The Vikings,...

Driving Miss Emma – By Miriam Edelson

  My daughter Emma is straining to craft an identity separate from me. At twenty-seven she is achieving this as she forges her life’s path. I...

On Dubbing – Jorge Luis Borges

Art’s possibilities for combination are not infinite, but they tend to be appalling. The Greeks begot the chimera, monster with the head of a...

Andrew Lang, The Master of Fairyland

  By Kenny Chumbley In the late 19th century, fairy tales had fallen out of favor with the general public; some educationalists even attacked them as...

Corona Virus – What Our Dreams Are Trying To Tell Us

  By Catherine Lieuwen   In the first dream I had, I tested positive for Coronavirus.  Delirious, I woke up and fell to my knees, praying.  I...

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