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.
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.
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.
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?
When you read a lot, it is unavoidable to be influenced by the world these books create. This is not always a bad thing, but how do you make sure you keep a grip on reality?
As a former student of Greek and Latin, I have a soft spot for classical literature. If you want to start reading more classical works, here's a selection of books to get you started!
How do you handle the fact that you'll never be able to read everything you want to read?