Literature Around the World: Rome

The Roman Republic, followed by the Roman Empire, both created literature that focused on celebratory events in society, avoiding tragedies and hardships. The Roman’s produced literature that followed the Greek style, from classical themes to aspects of their language. They were highly educated, being able to read and speak Greek and Latin, they worked on […]

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Modernism in the words of a poet…

During a time of confusion, mixed emotions, fighting and devastation, everything can be brought back to T.S. Eliot’s The Waste land. A poem forever ingrained in history as battling contemporary society during a time of complete devastation. The idea of a wasteland, a dry, empty place, is being used to symbolize how Europe was destroyed by the […]

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Literature Around the World: Greece

The idea of literature was formed from the oral works of Greek people, their form of relaying stories through different genres and forms created the basis of what we now call literature. The first historical period was called The Greek Dark Age, which started the formation of literature, beginning back in c. 1200 -800 BCE. This […]

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Secondhand books relate to human life, the battles and sacrifices that are made, the love and the loss…

When first walking into a secondhand bookstore, the atmosphere shifts. The pages are all worn, the bookshelves overflowing, bending past their breaking point. The mismatched covers skewed along shelves in any order they’ll fit. Nothing is organized, or placed specifically. Everything is haphazardly designed with the endless rows upon rows of all different texts. Its […]

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Paperback v. Kindle

How do you comprehend the most mundane things in life, off of a piercing LED screen or form the black printed pages of a paperback book?

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Letters of the written word..

The term literature came from the latin word Littera meaning ‘letters’, referring to the written word, an idea written in poetry or prose about all aspects of human existence.

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Literacy is the building block of life

In a century that is booming with industrialism, being an illiterate is the hardest thing, everything requires reading or writing. Whether thats walking down the street or trying to order food, you have to be able to read at least a little bit.

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Hidden Stories

Thrift stores, a place full of mix matched items, passed down relics from generations, stories filling every inch of the building. It may seem like a store full of second hand items but it’s a place that hold so many memories from all over. Have you ever just walked around a thrift store, looking at […]

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Feminism in Literature

Feminism, a word that has been thrown around a lot within the past few years. It has been manipulated and contorted, mashed up and changed. It is a word that has very few meanings but at the same time very many. It is a work and a way of life that has been brought up […]

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Leather Bound Pages

A new book is placed within your hands, imagine the leather covers and bound spine, the paper pages that have never been turned, the never ending possibilities of what words lie within those two leather covers. When opening a book, there is a sense of sophistication and pride,  The sound of the spine snapping back […]

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