Author Archives: Elena Bautista

Mrs Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf (II)

The Hours – the movie Michael Cunningham’s 1998 Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Hours, focused on three generations of women affected by Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway. In 2002, a film version of the novel was released starring Nicole Kidman as … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby, by Francis Scott Fitzgerald (II)

You can see this video from the film The Great Gatsby (1974) starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow. It shows a fantastic portrait of the American society during the 1920s. I recommend it to all of you! Analysis The Great … Continue reading

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Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf (I)

Mrs Dalloway was published in 1925. It is a complex modernist novel by Virginia Woolf. It is a wonderful study of its principal characters. The novel enters into the consciousness of the people it takes as it subjects, creating a … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 – 28 March 1941) was an English author, essayist, publisher, and writer of short stories, regarded as one of the foremost modernist literary figures of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Virginia Woolf … Continue reading

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The Great Gatsby, by Francis Scott Fitzgerald (I)

I had to read this novel a year ago for a university project. We hadn’t read anything of the author, though his name sounded familiar. It was when I was looking for information about Fitzgerald’s biography that I found interesting … Continue reading

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1984, by George Orwell (II)

Read carefully this excerpt from 1984 and you will get a clear vision of the totalitarian society led by Big Brother. Part 3 –Chapter III “How does one man assert his power over another, Winston?” Winston thought. “By making him … Continue reading

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1984, by George Orwell (I)

You can find in this website information about the characters, settings, plot, style and symbols of George Orwell’s 1984 -the most well-known and widely read dystopia and undoubtedly his great masterpiece. Please, take a look a the page to get … Continue reading

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Analysis of Portrait of a young man with a bad heart

In this poem, the formal pattern isn’t as important as in other poems already analysed troughout this literary blog. Just notice the unmistakable Free Verse -no rhyme, no metre. There aren’t even stanzas. The author wrote it following any scheme. … Continue reading

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Portrait of a young man with a bad heart, by W.C.Williams

Portrait of a young man with a bad heart Have I seen her? Only through the window across the street. If I go meeting her on the comer some damned fool will go blabbing it to the old man and … Continue reading

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On the Departure Platform, by Thomas Hardy

On the Departure Platform We kissed at the barrier; and passing through She left me, and moment by moment got Smaller and smaller, until to my view She was but a spot; A wee white spot of muslin fluff That … Continue reading

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