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Culture - The greatest heroines of all time. A hundred years ago, Virginia Woolf sat down to re-read Jane Eyre for Charlotte Brontë’s centenary.

Culture - The greatest heroines of all time

She was worried it would seem antiquated, but instead, she was so absorbed and exhilarated she couldn’t put it down, and when she did, she wondered how Charlotte had done it. How had she written a novel that still seemed so fresh after so many years? The secret was, she decided, the heroine, who pervaded every line and every image. “Think of Rochester,” wrote Woolf, “and we have to think of Jane Eyre. Think of the moor, and again there is Jane Eyre. Another hundred years have gone by, and Jane feels just as present. Woolf liked Wuthering Heights too – she thought Emily the better poet – and found the two Catherines in Wuthering Heights “the most lovable women in English fiction.” Cathy is the heroine for good girls who want to imagine being bad It is rare to find a reader who loves both heroines.

Fairytales much older than previously thought, say researchers. Fairy stories such as Beauty and the Beast and Rumpelstiltskin can be traced back thousands of years to prehistoric times, with one tale originating from the bronze age, academics have revealed.

Fairytales much older than previously thought, say researchers

Using techniques normally employed by biologists, they studied common links between 275 Indo-European fairy tales from around the world and found some have roots that are far older than previously known, and “long before the emergence of the literary record”. While stories such as Beauty and the Beast and Rumplestiltskin were first written down in the 17th and 18th century, the researchers found they originated “significantly earlier”. “Both tales can be securely traced back to the emergence of the major western Indo-European subfamilies as distinct lineages between 2,500 and 6,000 years ago,” they write. But later thinkers challenged that view, saying some stories were much younger, and passed into oral tradition having first been written down by writers from the 16th and 17th centuries. Det stank när Zola lyfte på locket. För Émile Zola var det kollektiva arbetet viktigt.

Det stank när Zola lyfte på locket

Vänskapen med likasinnade var en väsentlig drivkraft i hans litterära skapande, som ofta utgick från erfarenheter han gjort tillsammans med andra. Zolas behov att befinna sig i en krets och vara del av en intellektuell gemenskap är en av huvudpunkterna i Sorbonneprofessorn och Zola-specialisten Alain Pagès studie ”Zola et le groupe de Médan. Histoire d’un cercle littéraire” (Perrin). Pagès arbete sträcker sig från Zolas uppväxt i Aix-en-Provence till 1930, då 50-årsminnet av utgivningen av ”Les soirées de Médan” firades på en restaurang i Paris.

I döda essäisters livfulla sällskap. Michel de Montaigne var den förs­te som kallade det han skrev för essä (essai), när han gav ut den första volymen av sina arbeten 1580.

I döda essäisters livfulla sällskap

Runeberg fick i uppgift att definiera finnen. Johan Ludvig Runeberg, som fyller 200 år i dag, är Finlands nationalskald.

Runeberg fick i uppgift att definiera finnen

Det är det viktigaste man kan säga om honom. Han har naturligtvis varit en läst och beundrad diktare också i Sverige. Johann Goethe. Dante's Inferno - Main Page.

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The Lady with the Dog Questions. Medea av Euripides 17 juni 2013 kl 06:05 - Radioteaterbiblioteket. Listen to The Iliad In Ancient Greek. Then Swänska Argus. Andra delen [SVS] sidan 97 faksimil. Linné. The Odyssey by Homer. Teaching "The Black Cat": Studying the Master of Suspense, Edgar Allan Poe. Written by: Trent Lorcher • edited by: SForsyth • updated: 2/28/2012 If you know someone who doesn't like Edgar Allan Poe, make fun of him; then, check out this lesson plan about teaching suspense using "The Black Cat".

Teaching "The Black Cat": Studying the Master of Suspense, Edgar Allan Poe

My dad liked teaching suspense. When I was 4-years-old, he'd turn off the lights, hide behind the couch, and scare me as I walked by. One day, I was carrying an axe up the cellar stairs. He thought he'd do the old "teaching suspense by hiding behind the couch, turning off the lights, and scaring my son" trick. References Author's Experience. Frankenstein Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of Chapters 17-20. Chapter 17: Frankenstein resumes his narration at the start of this chapter.

Frankenstein Study Guide : Summary and Analysis of Chapters 17-20

Bewildered by the creature's story and enraged by his account of William's death, Victor initially refuses to create a female companion for him. He argues that their "joint wickedness" would be enough to destroy the world. The creature replies by saying that he is only malicious as a result of his misery: why should he meet man's contempt with submission? If he is met with hatred, he can only respond in kind. Frankenstein cannot help but see the justness of this argument. Victor is torn. Analysis: The most important feature of this chapter is the way in which the creature convinces Frankenstein to comply with his request. By aligning his maliciousness with his misery, he is implicitly blaming Frankenstein for what he has become: such an accusation, however, is effective in evoking the sympathy of both Victor and the reader. Chapter 18: Weeks pass, and Victor cannot bring himself to begin his work. "Ode on a Grecian Urn" by John Keats.