Monday, September 21, 2015



Daniel Defoe is the founder of the early bourgeois realistic novel and the English periodicals. He is remembered today

Belief, the Murderer

Translation: HaroonuzzamanIt is wintry, and it is inky darkness all around. A dog's shrilly cry floats in from quite

Jackson Pollock's masterpiece: 'No. 5, 1948'

It's easy to dismiss Jackson Pollock's No. 5, 1948 as a senseless splatter of paint-but even if you can't

Pararomanticism: William Blake and Emily Dickinson

Pararomantic poetry is institutionally not so widespread or not much analyzed in academic confabulations around us. But pararomanticism is

The mystery behind Modiano's Nobel Prize win

In a Victorian library in St James's Square, just around the corner from the Royal Academy, where the Anselm

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize 2017 in Fiction: Colson Whitehead

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, a

Artful facts about Frida Kahlo

The life and work of Frida Kahlo-one of Mexico's greatest painters-were both defined by pain and perseverance. Getting to

Colette Sensier’s letter to Derek Walcott

Dear Professor Walcott,I almost saw you once. I went to the Southbank Centre in London to hear you read

Poet of twilight, poet of the Caribbean

"The English language is nobody's special property," Derek Walcott said in an interview with The Paris Review in 1985.

Facts about Gilbert Stuart's 'Lansdowne Portrait'

American painter Gilbert Stuart's legacy is defined, in part, by his iconic painting of the first U.S. president, George

Who is a gretear Parent:Jean Valjean or Fantine

Les Miserables (1862) is one of the greatest novels by Victor Hugo (1802 - 1885) on which his literary

George Orwell and Milan Kundera: Scribblers of historic spectacles

The Soviet communist regime that prevailed in Russia since the Great October Revolution in 1917 till the fall of

Who was responsible for Clarissa's tragedy

Samuel Richardson's (1689 - 1761) literary eminence rests on his first two novels Pamela (1740) and Clarissa (1748) that

Facts about Hans Holbein's 'The Ambassadors'

Long before wearing 3D glasses or looking for Easter eggs became popular, Renaissance painters figured out to get their

Dan Brown: A craftsman of masterful thrillers

When I first read the amazing novel The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown a few years ago, I

Things you might not know about 'Whistler's Mother'

It was painted on a whim: In 1871, the Massachusetts-born painter had received a commission from a Member of

Jacob Polley: 'I'm a fool as a writer - you have to take risks'

Jackself and Jeremy Wren are setting / nightlines in the kidney-coloured pool.' From the first line of what would

Haruki Murakami: 'I'm an outcast of the Japanese literary world'

"Strange things happen in this world," Haruki Murakami says. "You don't know why, but they happen." It could be

Jon Fosse: 'The idea of writing another play doesn't give me pleasure'

Jon Fosse meets me in the foyer of my Oslo hotel. He takes me by the elbow over to

Facts about 'Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino'

Painted between 1465 and 1472, Portraits of the Duke and Duchess of Urbino is both one of Piero della

How Orhan Pamuk's postmodern fictions fall short

In one way or another, the fiction of Orhan Pamuk is usually referred to as postmodern. A 2006 New

Facts about Vincent Van Gogh's 'Café Terrace at Night'

This famous painting also known as 'The Cafe Terrace on the Place du Forum', is an oil painting executed

Self-annihilation: Ultimate halt of dismayed poets

This article highlights two highly celebrated poets of Russia-Vladimir Mayakovsky and Sergei Yesenin. The suicidal propensity of these poets

A valentine card: May Morris sent to George Bernard Shaw

On 14 February 1886, George Bernard Shaw wrote in his diary: "Got a handsome Valentine." The hand-painted card he

Things you should know about Henri Rousseau's 'Tiger In A Tropical Storm'

Looking at the vibrant and surreal Tiger in a Tropical Storm, it's easy to get lost in its visual

Alexey Karenin or Count Vronsky?

In the immortal masterpiece Anna Karenina (1888) by Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), the central protagonist Anna Karenina forced herself to