So. Much. Hype. Written by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho, and published in 1988, this short novel exploded as an international bestseller roughly around 2009, when it was translated into sixty-seven languages. It has sold over sixty-five million copies and set the Guinness World Record for the most translated book by a living author (I guess … Continue reading Some Thoughts About Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist
Today's post has nothing to do with books. Rather, I’m giving you a photo-recap of my weekend. Hey, it's my blog. I can post whatever I want! Think of this as some of the lowbrow content. While much of my weekend was spent in sweatpants, in front of our kitchen table playing games with Christian … Continue reading Lazy Weekend
I chose a humanities degree not because I wanted to make a lot of money (my current job hunt is proof of that), but because it satisfies the needs of my soul. Literature carries within it the solution to almost every human need. It fills the gaps of missing education – be it history, culture, … Continue reading Why Literature?
For my first post, I thought I would share an essay that I wrote while attending UCSC. I won two prizes for this piece, and it is an example of some of my best work. I PROMISE that future posts will NOT be this long. This post is unique in that it is waaaay more … Continue reading What Are We to Make of Shakespeare’s Use of Bodies in Titus Andronicus and Coriolanus?