Category: Essay

Mini-Reviews: Salinger, Forster, and Eagleton

Hi, folks!  I have been pressed for time, lately (lately? Please. This is nothing new, and we all know it) and I am way behind on reviews.  I “definitely” have four book reviews outstanding and “technically” have another three as well (texts I assigned… Continue Reading “Mini-Reviews: Salinger, Forster, and Eagleton”

Thoughts: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Wolf Final Verdict: Perfection YTD: 22 I finished reading Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own two days ago, and I have been thinking about it ever since. I imagine that I will be thinking about it… Continue Reading “Thoughts: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf”

Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain

Who is Mark Twain? By Mark Twain Final Verdict: 3.75 out of 4.0 YTD: 14 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impacful Who is Mark Twain? is a collection of short stories, essays and letters, published posthumously by Twain’s editors.  It encompasses a… Continue Reading “Review: Who is Mark Twain? by Mark Twain”

Review: Existentialism and Human Emotion by Jean-Paul Sartre

I can’t write a long review on this one, because I just don’t feel up to it. I’m not a philosopher but, that being said, Sartre (and the translator) certainly made existentialism, to an extent, accessible to me as someone rather unfamiliar with the… Continue Reading “Review: Existentialism and Human Emotion by Jean-Paul Sartre”

Review: Five Dialogues by Plato

Summary: Plato’s Five Dialogues includes essays which recount the days leading up to Socrates’ trial for “corrupting the youths of Athens”, as well as Socrates’ defense (apologia) to the jury, and his final conversation with his closest friends before his induced suicide by hemlock.… Continue Reading “Review: Five Dialogues by Plato”