What do Alexis Zorba and Haruhi Suzumiya have in common? Continue reading
Again we’re dismissing time and context for our discussion, because I thought of something mildly interesting about Moby Dick. Continue reading
Some weeks ago, in the grip of a fever, I wrote a pointless little article called ‘On Knowing Others’. This is a continuation that aims to retroactively add some substance to that. It’s also a tangentially related quick analysis of Bergman’s 1957 classic The Seventh Seal, for some reason.
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
Two books, two authors, a single character: The historical figure of Callisthenes can be played around with in some interesting ways.
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
To what extent can you ‘understand’ an author through their work? Continue reading