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22 Jan

Comparative Literature: An Introduction by Dr K M Krishnan

Comparative Literature: An Introduction by Dr K M Krishnan "Comparative Literature is the study of literature beyond the confines of one particular country, and the study of the relationships between literature on one hand and other areas of knowledge and belief, such as the arts, philosophy, history, the social sciences, the sciences, religion, etc. on the other. In brief it i

21 Jan

Light of Asia by Edwin Arnold

Light of Asia by Edwin Arnold  Edwin Arnold commences his work by stating that it is the Scripture of the Saviour of the World, known as Prince Siddhartha on earth. He is peerless in Earth, Heavens and Hells; He is honoured by all, is the wisest, best and most pitiful. He is the teacher of Nirvana, the Supreme Bliss, and the Law. Section I of Light of Asia describes how Lord B

21 Jan

“If You Want to Know Me” by Noemia De Sousa

“If You Want to Know Me” by Noemia De Sousa 1. The poem “If You Want to Know Me” by Noemia De Sousa makes use of body and wound imagery to create a powerful  poem of great effect. The title of the poem carries a world of signification. It is a matter of choice for the reader; he/she can decide whether or not to know Africa and the African better. The wor

21 Jan

“Listen to Me” by Kishwar Naheed

 “Listen to Me” by Kishwar Naheed 1. The poem articulates Kishwar Naheed’s intense desire for freedom, desire to be heard and an  even more intense fear of punishment. 2. In the poem “Listen to me”, the poet Kishwar Naheed uses very ordinary activities of life as symbols.  In the hands of Naheed, commonplace activities like speaking, b

21 Jan

The Glass Menagerie

 The Glass Menagerie Summary The Glass Menagerie is a memory play, and its action is drawn from the memories of the narrator, Tom Wingfield. Tom is a character in the play, which is set in St. Louis in 1937. He is an aspiring poet who toils in a shoe warehouse to support his mother, Amanda, and sister, Laura. Mr. Wingfield, Tom and Laura’s father, ran off years ago and, ex

21 Jan

The Transposed Heads- Thomas Mann

 The Transposed Heads- Thomas Mann Subtitle: A Legend of India Author: Thomas Mann He was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1929. His other works include Buddenbrooks, The Magic Mountain, Death in Venice and Doctor Faustus. Plot Overview In the village known as Welfare of Cows in the land of Kosala, there live two friends, Shridaman and Nanda. Shridaman,