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The Tragic Sense- Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) remains the greatest English language novelist since Charles Dickens, and many of the best writers of the 20th century, including H.L. Mencken, Ernest Hemingway, and T.S. Eliot, paid homage to his excellence or came under his influ...
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“The Idiot” savant - On Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Idiot.
J ust 150 years ago, Dostoevsky sent his publisher the first chapters of what was to become his strangest novel. As countless puzzled critics have observed, The Idiot violates every critical norm and yet somehow manages to achieve real greatness. Joseph Fra...
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Spinoza’s philosophy of freedom
The most original, radical and controversial of all early modern philosophers was born in Amsterdam in 1632. Bento de Spinoza was the middle son of one of the many families of Portuguese origin who, as Judaizing “conversos” fleeing the Inquisition, had sett...
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Was Jane Eyre Written as a Secret Love letter?
In the summer of 1846 Charlotte Brontë faced two crises. Both she wished to keep secret. First: due to cataracts, her father was going blind. Why was this so calamitous? As a Church of England parish priest Patrick Brontë enjoyed a small but permanent incom...
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'The Moonstone' Is A Hidden Gem Of A Detective Novel
I was about 12 when I first encountered The Moonstone — or a Classics Illustrated version of it — digging through an old trunk in my grandfather's house on a rainy Bengali afternoon. I loved the Classics Illustrated series (the graphic novels of my youth th...
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Surviving Transition
Surviving Transition
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