A few thoughts on ‘The Buried Giant’

I read the very poetic The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro, a few months ago, and only recently realised a few interesting things about it. Continue reading


Will the real Callisthenes please stand up?

Two books, two authors, a single character: The historical figure of Callisthenes can be played around with in some interesting ways.

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Hag-Seed Analysis ft. Intellectual Hypocrisy

Margaret Atwood’s Hag-Seed is an allegorical retelling of William Shakespeare’s play The Tempest. Obviously. Rather than discuss the simplest possible interpretation for a thousand words we’re going to go over something interesting I thought of instead. Continue reading


Montaigne, Part I. On Knowing Others

To what extent can you ‘understand’ an author through their work? Continue reading


A comment about modern poetry

It’s never a good idea to restrict yourself to a single time period in any field of art, and nowhere does this apply more than poetry. Continue reading