Ancient Greece is the place where it all started. The richness of its art is breathtaking, especially when it comes to literature. Tragedies provided valuable lessons about life and represented a moral pivot for Greek theater-goers. If you are facing a moral dilemma or just need some words of wisdom, turn to some of the greatest works of the magnificent cradle of European civilization, and find your answers. Here are five valuable lessons to learn.
For this weekend’s reading we have prepared something special: a review of five books (three fiction and two non-fiction) written by some of the best known names in literature. If you plan on engaging in philanthropy and good works or even becoming a social entrepreneur, but you’re tired of reading “dry” literature that provides you with artificial steps on how to become successful and make the world a better place - dive into these five works of literature that focus on the actual humanistic importance of the work you plan on doing.
He was a man who lost his touch with reality. Somewhat his mind decided that idea of chivalry is much more appealing than the values of his own, real time. Don Quixote, a man worth laughing at or a man worth admiring? While you contemplate a bit about that, let me show you 10 reasons why being more like this fellow could actually help you to stay sane in today's world.
Erasmus of Rotterdam wrote one of the most entertaining books you’ll ever read. It is called The Praise of Folly. Nota bene: Folly here isn’t a term that is the same as stupidity. More like, it is similar to being crazy, acting opposite to common sense. So, here are 5 things you can learn from the book.
Questioning the meaning of life? Feeling like everything is pointless? Look on the bright side, you're not the only one, we're all in the same gutter. Maybe reading these pieces will make you feel a little bit better. Or at least – less lonely.
We've probably all seen the epic movie Back to the Future and got dazzled by the adventures of Marty McFly and Dr. Emmett Brown, aka Doc. Oh, and let's not forget TV series (numerous versions) of Dr. Who, characters from Terminator, Austin Powers, and the latest popular movie with the time travelling topic – Woody Allen's Midnight in Paris. There are plenty of examples. But, there are also interesting books about time travelling that can equally occupy your attention. The topic is something that has been in focus since the nineteenth century. So, let's make an overview of interesting books that have time travelling as their central theme.
The year of 2015 is an interesting year when it comes to literary anniversaries. It could serve as a nice opportunity for you to check some of the classics, in case you haven’t had the chance to read them yet or simply missed out on doing so. Thanks to the internet (Project Gutenberg, to be exact) – you can read all these classics online, for free. So, let’s make a brief overview of interesting books that are celebrating their publication jubilees this year.
Have you ever read Homer’s Odyssey and wondered what ever happened with Penelope during the twenty years that Odysseus was busy with his adventures? Well, one Canadian writer did – Margaret Atwood. She has written a novella called The Penelopiad, an interesting book about the aforementioned myth, but from a revolutionary perspective.
What exactly means to be a lady in the 21st century? Let’s see how you should feel about not fitting or fitting in the proposed definitions that surround us today. Also test your yourself on how ladylike are you with a funny video at the end.