Day: November 14, 2002

A Spy In The House Of Love

Atmospheric depictions and impressionistic wanderings run through the nocturnal urban labyrinth of the novella A Spy in the House of Love in the ‘continuous novel’ Cities of the Interior by Anais Nin. These are my own observations and interpretations of the text. Some embellishments added. “Quotes” are not official, … Read the rest

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Sylvia Plath

For many, the name Sylvia Plath immediately brings to mind images of suicide. While Plath’s untimely death may have contributed to her achieving a sort of cult status, much of her writing is only recently being discovered and appreciated.

Plath was born October 27, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts to Otto … Read the rest

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Nasal Ethics: Midnight’s Children

In Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children the nose is used as a tool of psychological “mind-reading” through the acute sixth senses developed in Saleem’s blocked nose that enables him to read not only the emotions of those around him, but also to communicate telepathically with those children born in the same … Read the rest

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Stephen Daedalus: Saint of Sin

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce

A character study on the psycho-sexual-religio impressions of Joyce’s main character, Stephen Daedalus in context of a few chosen passages.

“A cold lucid indifference reigned in his soul. At his first violent sin he felt a wave of … Read the rest

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