Category Archives: Essays

A journal of the plague year, by Daniel Defoe

This book written by Defoe was published in 1722 and it is a kind of dramatized documentary with the structure of a written journal. But it belongs to the genre of Historical Fiction. This is a work of fiction masquerading … Continue reading

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Utopia, by Thomas More

This work by the politician Thomas More was published in 1516. The author did not only invent a new word: utopia (meaning “place that doesn’t exist”), but also started a new philosophical genre. It was written in Latin and has … Continue reading

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The Crack-up, by F.S.Fitzgerald

This other novel by F.S.Fitzgerald is a collection of 3 article-essays published in 1945. The articles were later collected and put together by Edmund Wilson. The title of this book is a metaphor of the psychological crisis that was suffering … Continue reading

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