Regreso a Troya

Originally posted on HUMANIDADES Y NTICS:
Martin M. WINKLER (ed.), Return to Troy: Newessays on the Hollywood epic, Brill AcademicPublishers, Leiden – Boston, 2015, 284 pp. Troya se ha consolidado como una importante contribución a la vida que la Antigüedad Clásica ha encontrado en nuestras pantallas, grandes y pequeñas, en todo el mundo. Su leyenda retorna a través de…

A Short Analysis of A. E. Housman’s ‘Spring Morning’

Interesting Literature Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was not a prolific poet – he published just two collections in his lifetime – but he was, and is, a popular one. ‘Spring Morning’, which was published in Housman’s less well-known second volume, Last Poems (1922), the long-awaited follow-up to his 1896 collection A Shropshire Lad, is aContinue reading “A Short Analysis of A. E. Housman’s ‘Spring Morning’”

“The Institute”, Próxima Novela de Stephen King — Un Blog de Jorge L. Castanos

A sus 72 años, Stephen King demuestra que la edad no lo detiene. Ya ha anunciado su próxima novela verá la luz el 10 de septiembre de 2019 y tendrá el título de “El Instituto”. Algunos comparan con un cruce entre Firestarter y IT, otros señalan similitudes entre la sinopsis de la novela […] aContinue reading ““The Institute”, Próxima Novela de Stephen King — Un Blog de Jorge L. Castanos”

‘Stars, I have seen them fall’: A Poem by A. E. Housman

Interesting Literature ‘Stars, I have seen them fall…’: this short eight-line poem by A. E. Housman (1859-1936) is untitled, so we’ve given its first line here. Although the stars seem to fall, they remain in the sky; although rain falls into the sea, the sea remains the same saltwater it has always been. Housman’s poemContinue reading “‘Stars, I have seen them fall’: A Poem by A. E. Housman”

A Short Analysis of Edward Thomas’s ‘Aspens’

Interesting Literature Edward Thomas has been labelled a ‘Georgian poet’ and a ‘war poet’, and he was really a little of both of these, and yet not quite either of them. In a brief flurry of poetic creativity between late 1914 and his death in the Great War in 1917, Edward Thomas produced some ofContinue reading “A Short Analysis of Edward Thomas’s ‘Aspens’”

The Mabinogion: The Big Book of Medieval Welsh Legends

Interesting Literature In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle enjoys Sioned Davies’ new translation of the Mabinogion, Wales’s book of myths ‘Brothers transformed into animals of both sexes who bring forth children; dead men thrown into a cauldron who rise the next day; a woman created out of flowers, transformed intoContinue reading “The Mabinogion: The Big Book of Medieval Welsh Legends”

The Odyssey: Notes Towards an Analysis of Homer’s Poem

Interesting Literature In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle revisits Homer’s Odyssey, the epic poem that resists our analysis Of all the epic poems from the classical era, Homer’s Odyssey is the most modern. In ancient Rome, at the court of the Emperor Nero, Petronius parodied its episodic style for hisContinue reading “The Odyssey: Notes Towards an Analysis of Homer’s Poem”

A Short Analysis of Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s ‘Dawn’

Interesting Literature The American poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850-1919) is not usually lauded as a great poet. Indeed, quite the opposite: in his The Joy of Bad Verse, a glorious celebration of ‘good bad poetry’ in English, Nicholas T. Parsons includes a chapter on Wilcox, discussing the bad reception her poetry received among American soldiersContinue reading “A Short Analysis of Ella Wheeler Wilcox’s ‘Dawn’”

Stephen King’s Real First Novel: The Long Walk

Interesting Literature In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle reviews The Long Walk, the first novel Stephen King wrote It’s well-known that Carrie was Stephen King’s first novel. Published in 1974, it tapped into an international appetite for tales of demonic possession: it was just one year since The Exorcist, WilliamContinue reading “Stephen King’s Real First Novel: The Long Walk”