Symbolism and Choice in Latin American Literature

Symbolism and Choice in Latin American Literature

This week’s readings are full of examples of symbolism and choice. The works we will be studying this week are the following. The first is a set of two poems by Octavio Paz, called ‘I Speak of The City’ and ‘Central Park’. These two poems...
Contemporary Eastern Literature

Contemporary Eastern Literature

This week’s reading all have a theme of human connection. The first story is “Diary of a Madman” by Lu Xun, about a man suffering from delusions that everyone around him is a cannibal planning to eat him. Throughout the story, despite his delusions,...
Themes of Life in Ancient Eastern Literature

Themes of Life in Ancient Eastern Literature

This week’s post focuses on the theme of valuing human experience and nature shown in Ancient Eastern literature. The readings focused on this week are as follows: “Classics of Poetry” compiled by Confucius, a collection of poems by Du Fu, and...