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Many of us think of university as the great opening-up of our lives – a time to explore new ideas and new ways of thinking. The following books are just a tiny smidge of the countless great works of literature available today. But these seven are required reading for university students because they all have, at their core, a deep discontent for the status quo, which many of us share at this time in our lives.
post written by: Marc Email It’s fairly easy to find a well written book or online article. But it’s not always easy to find one with genuine value that you connect with. That’s because, these days, books and online articles are a dime a dozen. There are literally thousands of them written on the same topic every year.
Set in the Kingdom of Denmark, the play dramatizes the revenge Prince Hamlet exacts on his uncle Claudius for murdering the king, Claudius's brother and Prince Hamlet's father, and then succeeding to the throne and taking as his wife Gertrude, the old king's widow and Prince Hamlet's mother. The play vividly portrays both true and feigned madness – from overwhelming grief to seething rage – and explores themes of treachery, revenge, incest, and moral corruption. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
By: Haris Ioannides - Armida Publications Going through this impressive list by onlineschools.org , I have to admit that the books mentioned definitely deserve being there. As a Greek, I was glad to see “ Zorba the Greek “, by Nikos Kazantzakis , and “ Middlesex “, by Jeffrey Eugenides . Kazantzakis is perhaps one of the most recognized Greek author and needs no introductions. I’d just like to add “Askitiki”, another of his books you should read which, personally, I find to be a masterpiece.
[ Editor's note: While your Flavorwire editors take a much-needed holiday break, we're revisiting some of our most popular features of the year. This post was originally published June 19, 2011. ] Sigh. Authors just don’t insult each other like they used to.
These novels are not just simple stories, they contain great philosophical messages that all knowledge lovers should read. For some, reading novels is just a hobby, something to help distract from the stress of the daily life. However, for others, reading has to be a philosophical journey there must be a reason to reflect, contemplate and instigate the mind in search of something that will bring meaning, wisdom and light to everyday life. These books unite fiction and philosophy and still tell memorable stories.
Almost since the dawn of publishing, books have been banned for one reason or another. Many notable banned books are also compelling reads from classic or contemporary literature. This list summarizes 25 of the most controversial banned books from throughout history. #1 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
In my younger days if I heard a book or movie was disturbing or hard to handle I generally took that as a challenge. Most books generally turned out to not be too bad, but occasionally I’d come across something that would leave me with a sick feeling in my stomach for weeks. I’ve largely outgrown this “genre” of late, but here are my picks for the ten most disturbing books of all time. Any one of these books is capable of leaving you feeling a little depressed at the least, and permanently scarred at the worst. I’d say enjoy, but that doesn’t really seem appropriate … 10.
Written by: Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks, Joshua Ritchie, and Brett McKay <img class="aligncenter" title="bookshelf of vintage books" alt="" src="http://thenonist.com/images/uploads/KUPFERSITCH-KABINETT-DRESD2.jpg" width="343" height="344" /> Photo by the nonist There are the books you read, and then there are the books that change your life.
post written by: Marc Email In various ways, these 30 books convey some of the philosophy of how Angel and I live our lives. I honestly credit a fraction of who I am today to each title. Thus, they have indirectly influenced much of what I write about on this site.