A superbly witty, clever, moving, tearful, and exciting piece of military fiction with an unlikely hero of an Austro-Hungarian naval captain during the First World War.
Jean Bakula's well written review of Eat, Pray, Love makes it clear that each person who reads this thought provoking true story will take something valuable away from it!
If you have ever struggled with body image, eating disorders, addictions, or understanding and being yourself, this is a must-read.
Whether or not one loves or hates the writing of Ernest Hemingway is never much of a consideration regarding his stature, as his stature as one of the finest of America's writers is cemented in history. The life of Earnest Hemingway was complex, and full of danger, intrigue, and adventure, just like his writing, the man was totally unique.
The speaker in Holy Sonnet XIX makes a most fervent declaration regarding his spiritual striving for deliverance into the arms of the Ultimate Reality. He offers a confession and sincere statement of continued seeking for the mindset of "fear" or loving respect that his Heavenly Father will accept.
A review on a beautifully written new adult fantasy and the latest installation Deborah Harkness's All Souls world! If you loved "A Discovery of Witches" you will definitely enjoy this novel.
William Butler Yeats served from 1922-1928 in the senate of the newly formed Irish Free State. His narration of a visit to a school in "Among School Children," by today's standards, would likely be enough to have him branded a sexual pervert by his political opposition.
Blessing is Imtiaz Dharker's short poem on the theme of water and poverty. It is a snapshot of life in the city slum, where children gather round a burst pipe as if it's a god. Simile, metaphor, personification and vivid imagery combine to produce a sensual poem highlighting how crucial water is.
An in-depth analysis of William Shakespeare's King Lear. Scrutinizes how Shakespeare used what we know to be as a fool to show wisdom and how even kings can be quite foolish.
Some books have incredible appeal and others don't. After reading a dozen novels by Lee Child with Jack Reacher as the main character, I've discovered some clues to explain the phenomenon.
Journey of the Magi is a reflective, dramatic monologue, that utilizes allusions, symbols and metaphors to produce a poem about birth, death, spiritual and cultural renewal.
The Secret Garden is a story about a seemingly magical garden that has healing powers. The garden has been hidden for ten years when a young girl discovers it.
A look at two of fiction's greatest wizards. Gandalf and Saruman were central characters to Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga.
There is a decision to be made. Which road to travel down, which path to take in life? Frost's thoughtful poem on free will and the choices it allows.
Holy Sonnet XVIII speculates about the church of Christ: how it continues, if it will continue with grace, how it may remain comprehensible to Christ's followers. The teachings of Christ, His church, and body of His followers form a unity represented in this sonnet as the "spouse" of Christ.