Monday, September 21, 2015



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

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

The sigh of a hapless soul

Two hours have passed since I got out of the brothel. I am now having a puff of the

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

Flash fiction individualized

Lydia Davis, an American author, principally known for her striking and rather exceptional short stories in terms of their

When it's too late to stop fascism: Stefan Zweig

The Austrian émigré writer Stefan Zweig composed the first draft of his memoir, "The World of Yesterday," in a

Angel Clair or Alec D'Urbervilles?

Tess of the D'Urbervilles (1891) is one of the masterpieces by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1928) in the history

Things you might not know about ‘The Blue Boy’

The Blue Boy has been using his defiant stare and unique fashion sense to transfix viewers for centuries. But

Monumental facts about the Abraham Lincoln (1920 statue)

Seated proudly at the west end of Washington, D.C.'s National Mall, the Lincoln Memorial is one of the most

That sad young man

All was quiet on the Riviera, and then the Fitzgeralds arrived, Scott and Zelda and Scotty. The summer season

Arundhati Roy & Noam Chomsky

Arundhati Roy conquered the hearts of millions of readers with her outstanding literary creations particularly her masterpiece The God

Chillingworth or Dimmesdale?

The Scarlet Letter (1850) by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) is one of the remarkable novels in the history of American

A dulating their satirical art

This article evaluates the satirical excellence found in the works of the Spanish novelist Miguel De Cervantes and English

What caused the tragedy for Thomas Sutpen: Racism or Libido?

Absalom, Absalom (1936) is one of the greatest masterpieces of William Faulkner (1897-1962), one of the Nobel-Laureate (1949) novelists

Literature addressing ecological countenance

Natural environment and climatic issues have been highlighted by a large number of authors, poets and playwrights belonging to

The silencing of writers in Turkey

The Hungarian-British writer Arthur Koestler, born in Budapest at the turn of the last century, became, over the course

Mark Twain: The wizard of American fiction

Mark twain is a perpetually scintillating name as far as American literature is concerned. The American Romantic Movement that

Who was responsible for Dick Diver's ruin Nicole Diver or Rosemary Hoyt?

Tender is the Night (1935) is one of the masterpieces by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the greatest novelists

The goddess of letters and telegrams

'Those letters are sent already and for the last time' - he was directly looking into my eyes and

Who was a greater sinner Jay Gatsby or Clyde Griffiths?

We see how devotedly Gatsby loved Daisy, how careful, cautious and committed he was. He felt as though he

Who was a greater sinner Jay Gatsby or Clyde Griffiths?

The two great masterpieces The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser came

Women idealized in classical and current literature

Several years back, I read a remarkable book titled Cement by Fyodor Gladkov (1883-1958) a well-known Russian author of

Legend on wheelchair

In the morning of 17 November 2016, I rushed up to the Bangla Academy premises and kept sitting in

Castro and Marquez: An ideological kinship

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the finest ever Colombian novelist, was one of Fidel Castro's closest ideological allies. In most of

Bridging up past with present

Postcolonial literature refers to an academic discipline characterizing various approaches to fictional and poetic ventures that evaluate and respond