The Lost Landscape. A Writer’s Coming of Age – Joyce Carol Oates

"Our lives are enormous waves breaking on the shore, retreating and leaving only a few scattered things behind for us to contemplate ..." "... we are not absolutely determined by even crucial events in our lives; an initial failure may release us to a new, more appropriate, and even more challenging course of action. We have … Continue reading The Lost Landscape. A Writer’s Coming of Age – Joyce Carol Oates

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

One thing is certain about this book: readers are not going to be delighted by its plot or characters. They'll read the novel frowning continually, in a state of dissent. But the morality of the book shouldn't be the main focus since the author didn't aim at providing the reader with a moral: ... Lolita has no … Continue reading Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov