When I was an undergraduate student, I was required to take a reading and composition course. I’d scroll through each department’s website and read every course description and the required … Continue Reading Reading Manga & Webtoons in First-Year Reading and Composition Courses
Hi Everyone: I just wanted to give you an update on life since I haven’t posted here for a while. Life has been really busy and stressful and I don’t … Continue Reading Announcements: Happy Halloween!
This month’s topic was requested by Flow because he wanted to write about romance and relationships.
Ghalib: Selected Poems and Letters (2019) By Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib Translated by Frances W. Pritchett & Owen T.A. Cornwall Ghalib is a 19th-century Urdu-Persian poet. Ghalib: Selected Poems and … Continue Reading Thoughts on Ghalib Selected Poems and Letters
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam By Omar Khayyam (1048-1131) Translated By Edward Fitzgerald (1859) The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam was translated by Edward Fitzgerald in 1859. The first translation did … Continue Reading Thoughts on Edward Fitzgerald’s Translation of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Kongi’s Harvest (1965) By Wole Soyinka Kongi’s Harvest is a dramatic African play written by Wole Soyinka. Soyinka won the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature in 1986. Soyinka writes political … Continue Reading A Power Exchange: Thoughts on Kongi’s Harvest
Miss Julie (1888) By August Strindberg Miss Julie is a late 19th-century naturalist tragedy written by August Strindberg.
The Hour of the Star (1977) By Clarice Lispector The Hour of the Star is a peculiar text for me to read. We have a narrator that interrupts the story … Continue Reading Death of a Poor Starlet: Thoughts on The Hour of the Star
This was a long overdue post.
Notebook of a Return to the Native Land (1939) By Aime Cesaire Notebook of a Return to the Native Land is a mixture of prose and lyrical poetry. There isn’t … Continue Reading Thoughts on Notebook Of A Return To The Native Land (1939)
“The Dancing Girl” (1890) By Mori Ogai “The Dancing Girl” is the first short story published by Mori Ogai. It was written around the Meiji Period, the time when Japan … Continue Reading Changing Times: Thoughts on “The Dancing Girl” (1890)
Masks (1958) By Enchi Fumiko Masks is about the family drama centered around the Togano line. Mieko Togano is the mother of Akio and Harume. Akio was the former husband of … Continue Reading Behind the Mask: Thoughts on Masks
Hey Everyone! Sorry that I haven’t been active on this blog for the past week. My grandma passed away and so things have been a bit hectic. We laid her … Continue Reading Announcements: Life Changing Moments.
Hello Readers! I just wanted to give an update about what content I will be focusing on this year. As you can see, I have been more active this month … Continue Reading Announcements: Content Discussion
Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing (2018) By Yulia Van Doren If you are interested in crystals, like I am, I recommend this book. Crystals: The Modern Guide to … Continue Reading “Gem-uine” Journey – Thoughts on Crystals: The Modern Guide to Crystal Healing
“Sealed Off” (1943?) By Eileen Chang “Sealed Off” is a short story written by Eileen Chang. The story takes place in a “tram car” (a street trolley). The trolley comes … Continue Reading Only A Dream? Thoughts on “Sealed Off”