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The stories “A country doctor” by Franz Kafka and “The Country Doctor by Ivan Turgenev is quite similar in their content as both mention and discuss how a society perceives the character of a “Doctor”. Doctors have always been held in high respect by their patients and people who they have come across at some moment in time.

The Country Dr. by Ivan Turgenev
 

Hills like White Elephant” is a good story to splinter the false impression that Hemingway was insensate to women. This carefully created vignette has a man and woman discussing their relationship against the backdrop of the mountain landscape.

Alienation
 

Angela Carter was born in 1940 in Eastbourne. She began her writing profession as a journalist on a South London weekly, The Croydon Advertiser. Afterward, she studied English literature at the University of Bristol and then began to write informative cultural criticism for New Society, The New Statesman and other publications...

Angela Carter's short stories
 

McCourt was born in Brooklyn, New York. At the age of four, his immigrated parents moved the family back to Ireland. McCourt was a teacher and author and in 1996 at the age of 66, he came with his first publication of his first book, Angela's Ashes, a recollection of his impoverished & barren childhood in Ireland..............

Angela’s Ashes
 

Jean Paul Sartre (1905-1980) was the famous French novelist, playwright, existentialist philosopher, and literary critic. Sartre was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1964, but he declined the award in protest of the values of bourgeois society................

Jean-Paul Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew&rdquo
 

The known facts of Chaucer's life are fragmentary and are based almost entirely on official records. He was born in London between 1340 and 1344, the son of John Chaucer, a vintner. In 1357 he was a page in the household of Prince Lionel, later duke of Clarence, whom he served for many years. In 1359–60 he was with the army of Edward III in France, where he was captured by the French but ransomed.1

ARGUMENT BETWEEN KNIGHTS’ TALE AND MILLERS’ TALE
 

Art and Fear is a story written by two artists that are Ted Orland and David Bayles. This book tells about the problems and difficulties that come along the ways of new artists. What they have tried to mention in the book are the observations made in personal life experience. The mishaps and the misfortunes that they have faced in their daily life are mentioned in the book.

Art and Fear: A Summary
 

Jerome David Salinger was half Jewish which a source of enormous conflict was for Salinger. His conflict being half Jewish and especially his traumatic experiences in World War II were negative aspects of his life which shaped his personality and his fiction. Catcher in the Rye was banned after the first publication in America......

Catcher In The Rye By J .D. Salinger
 

Susanna Rowson’s writings reflect an increasing concern with freedom and democratic principles, both politically and sexually.” (Patricia Parker)

Susanna Rowson’s “Charlotte Temple”
 

Herman Melville, best known for his novels of the sea and his masterpiece MOBY-DICK (1851), a whaling adventure dedicated to Nathaniel Hawthorne. "I have written a wicked book and feel as spotless as the lamb," Melville wrote to Hawthorne. The work was only recognized as a masterpiece 30 years after Melville's death.

The Confidence-Man, By Herman Melville
 

The secret life by Donna Tatt is an enticing and well written novel explaining the various aspects of a student life and how they can be influenced into letting go of their “self” with help of their so called friends....

The secret life by Donna Tatt
 

As many other of his age James Miller was very much moved by the rock n roll of 1960’s that he decided to write about it. He succeeds in doing that as he had edited the first “Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll”. He also served as the Newsweek’s pop music critic from 1981 to 1990. He soon became tired of this kind of music.

“Flowers in the Dustbin” by James Miller
 

Hannah Arendt, wrote On Violence in 1970. Arendt analyzes the distinction between power--the force on which states are founded--and violence, the means by which people sometimes seek to assume or to keep power. "To substitute violence for power can bring victory, but the price is very high; for it is not only paid by the vanquished, it is also paid by the victor..." (On Violence)

Hannah Arendt: On Violence
 

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) wrote a series of plays after abandoning medicine. From 1881 to 1877, he wrote many plays including one of his most acclaimed, “An Enemy of the People”. The play was originally written in the native language of the author (Norwegian) so some parts are untranslatable....

The conflict between the individual and authority
 

Dante’s Inferno is mainly an allegorical work and it contains characters and symbols, which add to the meaning of the allegory. The poem begins by Dante realizing that he has lost his way in life in the middle of his journey. He finds himself in the dark wood, which he finds as harsh and wild. He finds his heart filled with fear. This fear seems to be worse than the fear of death to him. He then decides to tell us about the good things he saw there.

REPRESENTATION OF SHE-WOLF, LION, AND LEOPARD IN DANTE’S
 

Invisible Man written in 1952 explains the theme that American society willfully ignores blacks. The novel is the account of an unnamed young Southern black man’s journey from purity to occurrence as he looks, initially in the South and then in the North, for his place in the world. Ellison uses rich, varied, and powerful language to portray the black experience in all its vitality and complexity.

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
 

The reader of john le Carre normally is the one who love fiction coupled with drama and action. John le Carre in almost all his books come out with the stories related to the spying and the most pertinent to the environmental conditions, which prevailed at the time selected for the novels. His themes are generally linked with the motivation. These themes have produced some of the best-written novels in his time.

Comparative Themes in John Le Carre
 

This is a short book dealing with the works and views of a California artist Robert Irwin. The book not only discusses the artist life itself but also examines his concerns and perceptions of the world throughout the artist career.

A Life of Contemporary Artist Robert Irwin
 

The memories from the past, seems like a title of some novel, but what they bring is far more than a title. Thinking of what I was when I was a student of my high school not only brings lots of memories but also makes me wonder how I have changed much.

MEMORIES FROM THE PAST
 

 Paul Krugman’s controversial article, "The Myth of Asia's Miracle," which got everyone to sweat, was published in 1994 in the American journal, Foreign Affairs.......

The Myth Of Asia’s Miracle: A Review
 

Goeth’s play Faust edifies through the escapade of Dr. Faustus the lesson to have control over the feral desires and the horrors of pride and blind hunt for power and the consequence of going beyond the status defined for Mankind. God has drawn a line between what humans may know and what they can practice and whoever tries to cross that borderline would get accordingly.....

FAUST
 

For every birth, there has to be a mother, and then, an atmosphere to help grow and Flourish and hence, Poverty, acts as a nursery of Virtue. This theme has to be proved Through Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales”......

Based on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales
 

Rubenstein writings have framed post-Holocaust religious discourse, defining its left wing, its right wing, and its center. Assuming that religious reflection intersects with reading. Rubenstein began to rework received notions about God and covenant by rereading traditional Jewish texts.....

Reaction to Richard Rubenstein’s ‘After Auschwitz’
 

Published in 1929, The Sound and the Fury was Faulkner's first great novel. The novel is divided into four sections, the first three are told from the perspective of the three Compson brothers, while last section is presented in an omniscient voice. The Sound and the Fury is an example of a Modernist novel that emphasizes literary form and style....

Sound and Fury By William Faulkner’
 

Fear has been a companion of man as old as age itself. To fear is natural but to make someone afraid of a nonexistent phenomenon is an art, which only few have mastered. The list of authors who have successfully written horror literature is very large but all names don't standout over the history as today's mastermind of fiction....

The Life of Stephen King’
 

There are many conventions in the classical detective fiction, with underlying assumptions about man and the world.  Some of the more common conventions are discussed here, with particular reference to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of Speckled Band.

The Adventure of the Speckled Band – by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 

The Last Victim is a book written by a Jason moss, a freshman at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Jason initially planned on going into law enforcement but then decided to move in to writing to serial killers in the hope of discovering the thinking patterns of such people. Moss successfully presents the way he grew up and his interactions with his prisoner contacts but the explanations he states relating to the internal logic of the serial killing mind seem quite restricted.....

THE LAST VICTIM by JASON MOSS with JEFFREY KOTTLER
 

As the title suggests, America is the principal concern. The thesis is quite simply that America is a crassly materialistic and "innocent" nation with no understanding of other peoples. When her representatives intervene in other countries' affairs it causes only suffering. America should leave Asians to work out their own destinies, even when this means the victory of communism....

The Quiet American by Graham Greene
 

Johnson is a writer with a genuine gift. The ability to transform vast tracts of history into engrossing narrative insures that he will have an audience for some years......

Book Report:  "The Renaissance" by Paul Johnson
 

Born in 1899, The Austrian Economist Friedrich August von Hayek was a Nobel-prize-winner. He was a staunch defender of liberty and capitalism. Friedrich life spanned, an era defined by the ideological battle between free markets and central planning. He saw through two world wars, the Great Depression and the rise of Nazism.....

The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
 

The famous play written by William Shakespeare is the shortest of all tragedies and has a very fast tempo. It is a representation of how an individual, Macbeth, changes from a good human being into an evil......

Wide Sargasso Sea
 

Galileo by Bertolt Brecht is a play about the life of Italian astronomer and physicist- a live human and complex character. He has also been called the father of modern experimental science...........

Galileo by Bertolt Brecht
 

Chinua Albert Achebe, famous for his novels describing the effects of Western customs and values on traditional African society. Achebe's satire and his keen ear for spoken language have made him one of the most highly esteemed African writers in English, born in Ogidi, Eastern Nigeria in 1930, into an Ibo and Christian family............

Arrow of God Chinua Achebe
 

Jin is the author of The Culture of Power: The Lin Biao Incident in the Cultural Revolution. Jin is the daughter of General Wu Faxian, the Chinese air force's commander-in-chief at the time of the incident.............

The Culture of Power:  Lin Biao Incident in Cultural Revolution in China
 

Nora Helmer is the main character in the play and she is observed to be playing all the faces a woman can have. It won’t be wrong to say that she is in some ways every woman's dream because she is free and starts a new life to find herself in the end of the play.............

A Doll's House
 

1968, The election that changed America is written by Lewis L. Gould. The book is considered to be one of the most fruitful approaches to the crises and modifications that occurred in that single one year..............

1968: The Election that changed America
 

The “French Lieutenant’s Woman” written by John Fowles is a classic story of the Victorian age. The setting throughout the novel in most of the cases is Victorian............

The “French Lieutenant’s Woman”
 

Geoffrey Chaucer (1340-1400), the father of English poetry, best expressed his century. The writing of the Canterbury tales made him get accredited as a master, the painter of English society, and the creator of a work which in fourteenth century left the contemporary poetry of France far behind.............

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
 

Phil Miller, a Kansas City poet, has been a teacher of creative writing at Kansas City, Kan., Community College since 1980 (Creative writing). His latest book of poetry is Hard Freeze..............

Hard Freeze:  Phil Miller
 

History, Book review/analysis; The title of the book to be analyzed is Tecumseh and the Quest for Indian Leadership by Edmunds...............

History, Book review/analysis
 

As AIDS has ravaged the world in the last two decades, literature has played an important role in giving testimony of the epidemic. According to different communities and particular experiences, AIDS literature can offer ways of coping and surviving. In the last few years the U.S. Latino/a population has been highly affected by AIDS. The first genres to register AIDS were literature and poetry................

Jaime Manrique's “Latin Moon in Manhattan”
 

The Necklace” by Guy de Maupassant is a brief story about a beautiful poor girl, who is unsatisfied from her present status. She never feels happy from whatever she had and whatever life has to offer.................

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
 

COMMON SENSE was published in January l776 and the Declaration of Independence was signed in June-July 1776. COMMON SENSE by Thomas Paine is viewed as transcript, which stimulated emotions in people to strive for revolution..................

The Calling of a New Revolution
 
 


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