Category: Literature

Good reads for medical studies

As cancer causing radioactive gas, radon cannot be seen or tasted, and yet it is a problem. It can cause lung cancer. It isn’t produced as a commercial product but is naturally occurring. Medical books will tell you that harmful respiratory effects which are associated with chronic exposure to radon include emphysema, silicosis, and pulmonary

Narrative in Bleak House by Charles Dickens

On reading the first chapters of Charles Dickens’ serialized novel Bleak House (1852-1853), the reader might, at first, be at a loss to know what to make of the narrators of the story, or, perhaps, more specifically, what to make of Esther as a narrator, who, at the same time, is also the protagonist of

Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

The tale, as Edith Wharton herself referred to her work, is set in New England in the imaginary village of Starkfield, ca. 1911. Ethan Frome was also published in the year 1911. The introduction is narrated by a visitor, an outsider, and it serves as a frame for the story contained within namely the most

Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon

In Song of Solomon, the longing for flying is a very strong theme throughout the novel. It is clearly connected to the longing for freedom given that the main character’s ancestors were slaves, but also, symbolically connected to the concept of salvation. Song of Solomon is also a story about a black community, racial segregation

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter

Carson McCuller’s The Heart is a Lonely Hunter is perhaps one of her most famous representative literary work. One can find various references and, on reading further about the author, make numerous connections to her past experiences and those of her family. In this sense, the need to channel in an artistic way all the

J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye

Some very disquieting thoughts were put forward by the critics about the true inclinations that Holden Caulfield had for his younger sister Phoebe and vice versa. One of the bold suggestions that were put forward was that the feelings Holden had for his sister was of a sexual nature. One could easily argue that statements

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is a story about moral decadence and the decline of the American Dream, smashed by the fast life that prevailed during the Roaring Twenties and the superfluous values, shallowness and pomposity that characterized that infamous period in the American History. Jay Gatsby foolishly feels not only the urged to embrace the lifestyle,

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Intolerance in America

Since the time of its publication, in 1962, Ken Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest has always been the target of numerous analysis and subject of many controversies. As such, it has prompted many scholars to attempt to uncover its meaning. Over the years, many interpretations have been suggested, by different critics and scholars,

Literature and Novels

As mentioned before on the about us section, on this web page the reader will be able to find diverse information and different literary critical approaches to works of literature by many contemporary writers. Today, these texts are considered to be a part of the cultural heritage of America and the UK and they also