Last Thursday was a big day for fans of literature, because the new winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature was going to be announced. I was very surprised when Kazuo Ishiguro won, but I’m much more pleased with him than with last year’s winner, Bob Dylan.
This September I did a Minority Month: I tried to only read books written by people who are in any way a minority. In noticed that I read way to many white, male, straight authors, and I wanted to bring some more diversity in my reading.
This summer, I read the classic Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. I absolutely loved it, but not because of the main character Anna.
In a few weeks, I’m starting my master Literary studies: Literature in society. This, and a few other projects, means I have a huge to-be-read-list! Here’s a few things I’ll be reading over the next few months.
The city of Hans Christian Andersen honours its literary background with beautiful bookstores. Get to know all the best literary places in Copenhagen!
Sometimes, I might come off as a bit of a snob, talking about all kinds of high literature, claiming all the best books are written by people like Turgenev, Flaubert, Zola, etcetera. But even I acknowledge that there are times when ‘high’ literature might not be the best of choices. Sometimes you just need a guilty pleasure.
The writer of "Jesus and Magdalene," João Cerqueira, has already published eight books, but he still makes a lot of beginner mistakes.
Summer is the perfect time to catch up on all those books you've wanted to read for so long. Here's my summer list!
Last week I told you all about some frustrations regarding my bachelor thesis. This Friday, I finally submitted it, so I can finally tell you all the details about my work!
Literary studies can be very subjective, so how do you keep confident about your own academic skills?