Friday, 31 July 2015

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS



Here you can read this beautiful, entertaining, thrilling, touching, bold, tragic, unforgettable book about love and death whose teenage protagonists make us think over the meaning of true love. 

Here you can find a detailed analysis of this heartbreaking novel.
Teaching notes for John Green's novels are available for download here.




Thursday, 30 July 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EMILY BRONTË!


Emily Brontë   was born  in Thornton, Yorkshire, England   on 30 July 1818.  She produced only  one novel, Wuthering Heights (1847), a highly imaginative novel of passion and hate set on the Yorkshire moors, which  is considered one of the greatest novels in the history of literature.
Click here to learn everything about Emily Brontë and her single novel. 
Here you can find my previous post on Wuthering Heights. 

 

Sunday, 26 July 2015

ERNEST HEMINGWAY




When writing a novel a writer should create living people; people not characters. A character is a caricature.
Ernest Hemingway


The public's acquaintance with the personal life of Ernest Hemingway was perhaps greater than with any other modern novelist. He was well known as a sportsman and "bon vivant" ..He became a legendary figure, wrote John W. Aldridge, "a kind of twentieth-century Lord Byron; and like Byron, he had learned to play himself, his own best hero, with superb conviction. He was Hemingway of the rugged outdoor grin and the hairy chest posing beside a marlin he had just landed or a lion he had just shot; he was Tarzan Hemingway, crouching in the African bush with elephant gun at ready, Bwana Hemingway commanding his native bearers in terse Swahili; he was War Correspondent Hemingway writing a play in the Hotel Florida in Madrid while thirty Fascist shells crashed through the roof; later on he was Task Force Hemingway swathed in ammunition belts and defending his post single-handed against fierce German attacks." 
Continue reading here.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

THE LAKE ISLE OF INNISFREE




Click here to listen to W. B. Yeats's beautiful poem. Here you can find a detailed analysis of it.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

JULY



"Live in each season as it passes: breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit."
Henry David Thoreau