BOOK REVIEW: “THE GOOD SHEPHERD” BY C. S. FORESTER

2020-07-10T15:32:29+01:00July 10th, 2020|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , , |

C. S. Forester has two skills which are admirably blended in “The Good Shepherd,” a first-rate novel of World War II. He is able to make us identify ourselves with the tensions and the loneliness of man, this time a man in command of many men. He also is able to make us see and hear and feel action, especially when writing of ships and the sea, so vividly that a powerful sense of participation is inevitable.

CENSORSHIP IN LITERATURE: OF MICE AND MEN

2020-07-28T21:32:59+01:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , |

Of Mice and Men earned the dubious prestige of being the second most frequently banned book in the public school curriculum of the 1990s. Censors claim that the novel contains crude heroes who speak vulgar language and whose experiences exhibit a sadly deficient social system in the United States.

THE REJECTION OF SALVATION IN DOSTOEVSKY’S “THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV”

2020-04-28T22:14:00+01:00April 19th, 2020|Categories: LITERATURE|Tags: , , , |

If the romantic rebel extols evil and the individual, this does not mean that he sides with mankind, but merely with himself. Dandyism, of whatever kind, is always dandyism in relation to God. The individual, in so far as he is a created being, can oppose himself only to the Creator.

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