According to Royal Geographical Society (2010), " From Moorish Spain and Timbuktu in the west to Samarkand in Central Asia, and India, Vietnam, and the Philippines in the east, the learned scholar even reached the Yuan-dynasty China"(p.68). Many travelers continue to explore the world armed with more information at hand about the distant lands, but the geographical explorations by the Vikings, Marco Polo, and Ibn Battuta
It is an epic poem because commemorates a few important events of the last weeks of the Greek siege of troy and the Trojan War. It is written in the mid-8th BC which is considered to be the pioneer work in the western literature and its tradition. It is most celebrated story of all time. It portays the epic subject of the Trojan war which stirs the scenes of the gorey battle, the frequent interference of greek gods, interference of fate, themes of glory, and achilles’ wrath. It later paved way for Renaissance, Roman and Greek literary writings.
Gulliver’s Travels, is a novel written by Jonathan Swift in the early eighteenth century. Swift wrote Gulliver’s Travels about a man who goes on multiple voyages over the course of several years. It is a satirical novel with some fantasy included. Swift uses multiple techniques throughout the novel and shows his style in writing. In this essay Swift’s life and influences will be discussed, a short plot summary, themes, symbols, as well as Swift’s literary prose techniques and a prose analysis all retaining to the novel Gulliver’s Travels.
The sweeping California epic East of Eden (1952) is considered Steinbeck’s most ambitious work and the masterpiece of his later artistic career. Though its story is not autobiographical, East of Eden does delve into the world of Steinbeck’s childhood, incorporating his memories of the Salinas Valley in the early years of the twentieth century, his memories of the war era, and his memories of his relatives, many of whom are secondary characters in the novel. In Bulgaria, the book appears at the end of last century, as well as other works of Steinbeck, and it has been translated into Bulgarian by Krastan Dyankov (1986). This essay examines the implications of the original and its Bulgarian translations, with an emphasis on the cultural layers
Do you know a lot of people? You can bet Paul Revere did, which is why in 1775 he set off to what is now called “The midnight ride of Paul Revere”. Two famous pieces of writing are based on this ride, a poem “Paul Revere’s ride” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and a letter Paul himself wrote to Jeremy Belknap. Looking in detail at the poem and the letter, there are some differences and the poem is not as reliable of a source as the letter, but it does tell the main story, and gets some facts right. The letter was written by Paul Revere himself but the poem was written by a poet, this is not only proven by who wrote it but even the poem is in third point of view but then letter is in the first point of view, and this is proven in the following
Woolf conceives of time in the first chapter “The Window” as a matter of psychology rather than chronology. She establishes what Henry Bergson, an eminent French philosopher, termed durée, a theory suggesting that the world is internal and intuitive rather than external and material. Although forming two-thirds of the novel, this section only concerns minute details of a September afternoon and evening, but within this, simultaneously illustrates a wide variety of times, enabling us to follow the chain of thoughts of key figures in the novel. For instance, in chapter twelve, Mr. Ramsey recollects his past :“ Years ago, before he had married, […], he
Over time, civilizations tend to evolve and change for the better. Over many centuries, many nations and empires have risen and fallen. Two of these ancient civilizations were Mesopotamia and Greece. In Mesopotamia, there was a city called Babylon and lived under the laws of the Code of Hammurabi, which were written in 1780 B.C. In Athens Greece, Aristotle was a Greek philosopher who wrote a book called Politics, what laws and government the people of Athens lived under in 350 B.C.
Some of the essays in, Literary Journalism in the Twentieth Century (1990) by Norman Sims (Ed.) also deal with the journalistic fiction. One can find biographical and critical profiles of a number of new journalists in, A Sourcebook of American Literary Journalism: Representative Writers in an Emerging Genre (1992) by Thomas Connery. John C. Hartsock shows in his revealing study, A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Literary Form, that the roots of this distinctive form of writing can be traced at least as far back as the late nineteenth
Before that, it was Constantinople at around 670 B.C. to 190 A.D., when it was captured by the Romans. Thus, the place was known for its work of art especially, “mosaic work” mentioned by Yeats in his poem Sailing to Byzantium. Sailing to Byzantium is a highly symbolic poem mainly associating with long association. The poem is also somehow similar to Buddhism philosophy and also the philosophy of Plato.
This paper attempts to bring out the historical perspective from R. K. Narayan’s Swami and Friends which represents the Indian colonial period especially the Indian society from 1920 to 1930. The novel explains how the long British rule transformed the century-old Indian culture into a hybrid one making its people accepts certain aspects of the colonizer’s culture even as they were struggling against the colonial rule politically for the country’s freedom. He was an Indian writer, a leading author of early Indian literature in English, best known for his works set in the fictional South Indian town of Malgudi. It was first introduced in Swami and Friends. Narayan highlights the social context and everyday life of his characters, and he was highly esteemed writer.