Category Archives: Literature

American Winnie the Pooh versus Russian Vinni Pukh

Here’s an interesting article about the differences between the American screen adaptation of Winnie the Pooh versus the Russian one: “Wolfgang Reitherman’s first Disney adaptation Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) is based on the same two chapters as Fyodor

American Winnie the Pooh versus Russian Vinni Pukh

Here’s an interesting article about the differences between the American screen adaptation of Winnie the Pooh versus the Russian one: “Wolfgang Reitherman’s first Disney adaptation Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree (1966) is based on the same two chapters as Fyodor

Great Novels and Word Count

Originally posted on indefeasible:
Word count is one of those things new writers worry about but deny worrying about because we’re not supposed to be worrying about it. According to Wikipedia’s entry on word count, the typical word count of…

Great Novels and Word Count

Originally posted on indefeasible:
Word count is one of those things new writers worry about but deny worrying about because we’re not supposed to be worrying about it. According to Wikipedia’s entry on word count, the typical word count of…

Shakespearean insults

I was looking through my list of my favourite Shakespearean insults and I thought I’d list some of them. What are your favourites? Suggestions of further hilarious Shakespearean insults are most welcome. All’s Well That Ends Well Methink’st thou art a general

Shakespearean insults

I was looking through my list of my favourite Shakespearean insults and I thought I’d list some of them. What are your favourites? Suggestions of further hilarious Shakespearean insults are most welcome. All’s Well That Ends Well Methink’st thou art a general

Was the appropriation of Palestinian books and manuscripts in 1948 a case of cultural theft or preservation?

I recently watched a documentary called The Great Book Robbery (you can watch it here). It’s about the looting (specifically the looting of books and other cultural assets) that took place during and immediately following the 1948 war in Israel/Palestine

Was the appropriation of Palestinian books and manuscripts in 1948 a case of cultural theft or preservation?

I recently watched a documentary called The Great Book Robbery (you can watch it here). It’s about the looting (specifically the looting of books and other cultural assets) that took place during and immediately following the 1948 war in Israel/Palestine

Meir Ariel and Hebrew Culture

This weekend’s Haaretz has an interview with Aminadav Dykman, who is a translator and literature expert, in which he discusses, amongst other topics, the current state of Hebrew culture (he insists on the term Hebrew culture as opposed to Israeli

Meir Ariel and Hebrew Culture

This weekend’s Haaretz has an interview with Aminadav Dykman, who is a translator and literature expert, in which he discusses, amongst other topics, the current state of Hebrew culture (he insists on the term Hebrew culture as opposed to Israeli

Is Günter Grass’s poem anti-Semitic? No, it’s banal and underwhelming.

There has been an uproar over Gunter Grass’s poem “What must be said” that was published in Süddeutsche Zeitung very recently. There are no less than 10 articles about the “poem” in the latest issue of Der Spiegel. The Israeli Embassy

Is Günter Grass’s poem anti-Semitic? No, it’s banal and underwhelming.

There has been an uproar over Gunter Grass’s poem “What must be said” that was published in Süddeutsche Zeitung very recently. There are no less than 10 articles about the “poem” in the latest issue of Der Spiegel. The Israeli Embassy

1997 Interview with Poet Adrienne Rich on Her Refusal to Accept US National Medal for the Arts

From Democracy Now! “Poet, essayist and feminist Adrienne Rich died on Tuesday at the age of 82. Rich drew widespread acclaim for her many volumes of poetry and prose, which brought the oppression of women and lesbians into the public

1997 Interview with Poet Adrienne Rich on Her Refusal to Accept US National Medal for the Arts

From Democracy Now! “Poet, essayist and feminist Adrienne Rich died on Tuesday at the age of 82. Rich drew widespread acclaim for her many volumes of poetry and prose, which brought the oppression of women and lesbians into the public