Literature

Peter Handke is problematic

A response to Vol. 22’s ‘The Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature’ Since the announcement of Peter Handke as the winner of the 2019 Nobel Prize in Literature, an old controversy about his comments regarding the Bosnian War has…

Sappho in the 21st Century

Sappho was an ancient Greek poet who lived on the island of Lesbos. She did so much gay stuff on the island that we named lesbians after it. Despite living ages ago, she has a lot to tell us about…

The 2019 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

In October 2019, Peter Handke received the Nobel Prize in Literature, an award whose legitimacy he once questioned. Not only does he recall Albert Camus’s controversial stance by doing so, his twofold description of the crudity and beauty of the human condition evokes the work of his fellow Nobel laureate

Toni Morrison: The Power of Truth and Language

Toni Morrison died on August 5, 2019, at the age of 88. Morrison‘s work shed light on truths of American society that were largely missing from mainstream literature. Morrison’s writing was both popular and illuminating; her work forced many to confront American realities that they were not ready to.

The Ordinary Life of Arty Fishal

Arty Fishal is a regular guy. He lives in London, he has a job at a bank. He works six days a week. Every morning, Arty wakes up at 6AM to take the tube and gets to work by 7.…

Crudo: Weddings, Wars, and the World’s End

Author: Olivia Laing Kathy is getting married in the summer of 2017, right in the midst of the Trump presidency, Brexit, and fascist uprisings. On holiday with her husband-to-be in Tuscany, she discovers that ‘the Internet was excited because the…

Looking for serial writers

What are we looking for? A short story – 4,000 to 5,000 words Any genre To be published in parts in print How to submit Submit a scene from your work and a synopsis Send it to partb@beaveronline.co.uk OR Submit…

JHS Lit: Bulgakov and Marquez – making magic out of history

Exploring the Representation of History in `One Hundred Years of Solitude` and `The Master and Margarita` The Late Modern Era was a period of monumental transition, with technological, cultural and political revolutions serving to rapidly change the world`s landscape. Many…

JHS Lit: Machiavelli the soldier, schemer or dreamer?

Was Machiavelli sincere when writing ‘The Prince’ and does this matter? Machiavelli was being sincere when writing ‘The Prince’. This matters. In assessing Machiavelli’s sincerity we must evaluate whether his purpose was to give good, genuine advice to Lorenzo de…

JHS Lit: Shakespeare, Ondaatje, Brontë – setting the story

Comparing the use of settings in The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë and Anthony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare Each writer uses setting to explore the struggle for identity within sociopolitical constraints.  Setting is central to the…

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