James Joyce (1882—1941) was one of the greatest literary geniuses of the twentieth century.
I was a young man and about to begin four years of military service when I came across a haiku poem that struck me profoundly:
‘I think if you were Satan and you were settin around tryin to think up somethin that would just …
Similar to Emily Bronte, Sappho fascinates men and women from all over the world. Perhaps this is due to certain combinations that are very much present in the works of these two gifted artists:
Though James Farl Powers (1917—1999) focused his fiction on a variety of subjects, he is best known for his depictions of Catholic priests.
I have this idea for a movie. It concerns the difficulties a Tarantinoesque director experiences while trying to film yet another adaptation of Mary Shelley’s famous novel.
I was nineteen and taking an English class at a local university when I read Homer’s epic for the first time.
Though I decided long ago to maintain some degree of skepticism where any historian is concerned, I enjoy and trust Paul Johnson above the rest.
“I Can’t Breathe” is the name of the first story I ever read by Ring Lardner. It concerns a well-to-do 18-year-old girl who is infatuated, off and on, with several boys.
In a 1974 movie called The Yakuza, it is claimed that the Japanese do not believe in a heaven or hell.