Monday, September 21, 2015



How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world - William

Asian theater: Tradition and trend

To begin with let me talk about Indian theatre which expands from rural festivals to contemporary urban theatre, from

Marquez, loneliness and magic realism

Gabriel Garcia Marquez was a peerless artist of magic realism in fictional works, particularly in One Hundred Years of

Who was responsible for Sue Bridehead's tragedy

Jude the Obscure (1895) is one of the finest tragic novels by Thomas Hardy (1840 - 1929), the Romantic

Asian theater: Tradition and trend

Asian theater is not only extraordinarily rich and diverse but also quintessentially different from the Western performance genre, especially

Tagore's message on Religion

I have been to this city many times, but only as a visitor, during my long 16 years' of

A people's poet or a literary deity

"His prose introduces us to life, his poetry teaches us what to do with it". Way back in the

Spiritual implications in Rabindranath Tagore's poetry

Writing anything about Bengali literature makes it obligatory to cite allusions to Rabindranath Tagore, the most radiant name in

Shakespeare's language not as original as dictionaries think

Shakespeare did not coin phrases such as "it's Greek to me" and "a wild goose chase", according to an

Belief, the Murderer

Translation: HaroonuzzamanThe gawping glare of Osman's eyes turns shadowy, creating a pleasantly sedentary impact on his mind, and amid

A tribute to Daniel Defoe

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

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