The plot concerns a man named John Russell. He is a non-Native American who was raised as an Apache; and if you want an example of stoicism or “grace under pressure”, here it is.
Stories about the supernatural fascinate and attract, I suppose, because they deal with those realms of human experience that are mysterious.
But horror more than anything else permeates Amis’s history of the Soviet Union. He gives readers a nightmarish overview of a little-known and enforced famine that ended the lives of some five million people.
Nikolai Gogol published his great novel, “Dead Souls”, in 1842. The plot concerns a man named Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov, who buys dead serfs from various landowners; not the cadavers of these serfs, rest assured; only their names.
Sigrid Undset’s masterpiece is actually a trilogy.
“Light in August” (1932) is set in the American South during the era of racial segregation and is focused chiefly on a protagonist named Joe Christmas.
Anyone who has spent a night or two in the wilderness knows that there is always a potential for danger.
I have a certain rule of thumb with respect to the great philosophers of the past...
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: