We can thank Dante’s Inferno for those horrific dreams of burning in purgatory. Yes, this was first published over 400 years ago, yet, it remains relevant today in all of our media. If Hell appears in a movie, book, TV show, or cartoon, it’s going to drawn from Dante. If you haven’t read THE DIVINEContinue reading “Dante’s Inferno: What the Hell is all About!”
The week has just begun – it’s Monday, get out there and terrorize that village… err, attack that work project with the tenacity of a laboratory engineered superhuman.
“Of course I was under the spell, and the wonderful part is that, even at the time, I perfectly knew I was. But I gave myself up to it; it was an antidote to any pain, and I had more pains than one.” —THE TURN OF THE SCREW by Henry James, born on this day, April 15, 1843.
As the Mind on Fire Team arrives, thinking back to more innocent times before computer games & social media. How did we occupy ourselves?
There was a time when authors and musicians travelled around the world, searching for inspiration. In those days William Burroughs was born. What’s your favourite book by him?
Emily Brontë’s work on Wuthering Heights cannot be dated, and she may well have spent a long time on this intense, solidly imagined novel. It is distinguished from other novels of the period by its dramatic and poetic presentation, its abstention from all comment by the author, and its unusual structure. It recounts in theContinue reading “On Emily Bronte”
Glorifying Satan in Literature