Literature

Shakespeare’s Philosophy

Although he died nearly 400 years ago, William Shakespeare’s legacy continues to resonate today. His works, which include 37 plays,…

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Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury

In Mrs. Woolf and the Servants: An Intimate History of Domestic Life in Bloomsbury (Bloomsbury Press, 2008), literary critic and…

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Milton: Poet, Pamphleteer, and Patriot

John Milton (1608-1674), regarded as one of the greatest English poets, thought by some to rival Shakespeare, was a late…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Theodor Adorno

1. Theodor Adorno was a proficient pianist and composed music throughout his life. 2. Adorno was fluent in several languages,…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About William Shakespeare

1. Although we know that William Shakespeare was baptized on April 26th, 1564, his exact date of birth is unknown.…

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Deaths in Venice: The Cases of Gustav von Aschenbach

Based on lectures given at Columbia University for its annual Leonard Hastings Schoff Memorial Lecture Series, professor of philosophy Philip…

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William Faulkner: Seeing Through the South

John T. Matthews, a Professor of English at Boston University, discusses all nineteen of William Faulkner’s novels and many of…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Jane Austen

1. Although Jane Austen (1775-1817) never married, she did become engaged once, for only one night. She accepted a proposal…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Herman Melville

1. The novel, Moby-Dick, for which Herman Melville (1819-1891) became critically acclaimed, was not an immediate success. Initially entitled, The…

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Chinggis Khan

1.Born circa 1162, Chinggis Khan’s birth name was Temujin, meaning “blacksmith.” The spelling of his name, Chinggis, differs among scholars;…

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