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02 Oct

Author and Authorship

Author and Authorship The term author has been subjected to much historical examination and analysis within academic circles, especially in the last few decades of the twentieth century. An etymological research to understand the relation between the words author and authority would be much insightful in this context. It appears that the Latin-to-French auctor is the fork in the road

02 Oct

Turn of the Screw Analysis

Turn of the Screw Analysis Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw is a classic ghost story in Gothic literature, known for its psychologically and sexually charged themes and content. Originally published in 1898, it has lent itself to different layers of interpretation, often mutually exclusive, including those of a Freudian nature. The novel seems destined, like Ha

02 Oct

Lord of the Flies- An Analysis

Lord of the Flies- An Analysis Published in 1954, William Golding’s Lord of the Flies survived an initial lukewarm response to become one of the bestsellers of all time. In simple terms, it is a novel of boyish adventure, and as such, its outline is familiar. Vivid accounts of the adventure of a group of boys trying to organize life on an uninhabited island have been t

27 Jun

The Chance of Humming by Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi

The Chance of Humming (Pearls from the Deep) Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi Summary and Analysis “The Chance of Humming” by Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi emphasises the importance of living in the present. The poem views life as a journey. A harmonization of opposites is necessary if one has to undertake this journey. Human life is likened to travelling downstream a river

27 Jun

How Simple by PP Ramachandran (Pearls from the Deep)

"How Simple" by P P Ramachandran "How Simple" is the English translation of the Malayalam poem "Lalitham" penned by poet PP Ramachandran. The subtlety and minimalism that characterise much of his poetry find ample articulation in this short and beautiful poem. Multiple English translations of the poem exist, some of which are included here for the reader&

13 Oct

Mending Wall- Robert Frost

Mending Wall Robert Frost II 1. Literally, the gap in the wall. Metaphorically, the gap in human relationships. 2. The poet realises that the wall is unnecessary as “he is all pine and I am apple orchard”. He also argues that since there are no cows, the wall is unnecessary. Hence he questions the mending of the wall. 3. The process of mending the wall. 4. T