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Eric Arthur Blair, known as George Orwell, was an English writer whose work was set apart from others' by a sharp insight and significant awareness of social treachery, an extraordinary resistance to totalitarianism, a creativity energy, and an abiding faith in democratic socialism. His impact on contemporary culture, social and political, continues decades after his death. A few of his neologisms, including the expression "Orwellian" — now an aphorism for any manipulative and restrictive social system — have entered the vernacular.
Visual art might seem like a distant topic to those who are given to books, words, and reading. One simply cannot be focused on all the arts at the same time. But, it is advisable to become educated about the visual arts, whether you paint, or just like to visit galleries.
Books exist to open up doors to new frontiers, and to show us that some things work differently from what we thought before. Now, this list should provoke you to think a bit more openly than you previously thought possible. Enjoy!
In the 1980s, everyone was into The Unbearable Lightness of Being and other Kundera works, trying to understand what was happening inside the genius’s head. What is the Czech author's place in the world of today – and has it been harmed by his depiction of women?
Time travel is a huge topic right now. This Friday we decided to prepare for you an overview of 3 bloody amazing time-travel books.
We have seen a large number of historical novels written and published in recent years. What makes these books different is the fact that they are set in the Middle Ages. These novels range from mysteries and fantasies to adventures and romances.
The term was coined in Principles of Psychology (1890) by the American scholar William James, which utilized the illustration of a stream to portray the stream of thoughts, ideas, sentiments, and memories that go through any individual's brain. Many authors in the mid twentieth century believed that they could get nearer to reality not by "telling" but rather by subjectively "showing" the stream of consciousness.
Looking for something to read this weekend? Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish author who won the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature. His works have been translated into almost 60 different languages and are globally acknowledged. Here are 3 books that shed light on the works of one of the most prominent novelists.
Feminism as a literary expression is not a new concept. Women have found their voices in fiction, non-fiction, and modern story-telling. Literature is a sphere where women can think and do under their own conditions and terms. Although today's literature still has a fair number of sexist works, the feminist genre takes up more space on the bookshelves every day. Today, the center of the literary world can be the female experience and more women of all ages telling their stories in their own individual ways.