Essays on Literature
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the American Civil War
The Image of the Horse and the Fall of Troy in Chaucer’s Triolus and Criseyde
Let Me Talk with this Philosopher
Edgar's Role in Shakespeare's King Lear
Discrimination's Double-edged Sword
Bigotry and exclusion in Douglas Turner Ward's Day of Absence.
John Donne's Metaphorical Voyage
The language of the poet of his age mirrors the language of the Age of Exploration.
T. S. Eliot Consults the Oracle:
The Sibyl and “The Waste Land”
Maps, Guidebooks, and Guides in Heart of Darkness
Jonathan Swift's Satiric Backfire
Is "A Voyage to Laputa" really a progenitor to science fiction, or is it just a disgruntled, if pointed, rant?
For a short time, sitting there on the stone steps overlooking the valley, I felt as if I were at once both chicken and egg.
Yes, now you, too, can be a poet with your very own Poetic License!
Samizdat—a curious looking and sounding word to speakers of English, perhaps because it is a Russian portmanteau word derived from “sam,” meaning “self” or “by oneself,” and “izdat,” meaning “publishing house.” The term thus means “self publish” or “self-published.” It also was popular within the first real inter-office data network: the photocopier tied to a fax machine.
Writer Profiles and Interviews
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