Why We Think Hell is Fiery: Dante’s Influence on our Modern Sinister Minds

We can thank Dante for those horrific dreams of burning in purgatory, The author of La Commedia (The Divine Comedy), considered a masterwork of world literature, Dante Alighieri was born Durante Alighieri in Florence, Italy, in 1265, to a notable family of modest means. His mother died when he was seven years old, and his father remarried,Continue reading “Why We Think Hell is Fiery: Dante’s Influence on our Modern Sinister Minds”

Monster Monday or Monday Motivation?

The week has just begun, get out there and terrorize that village… err, attack that work project with the tenacity of a laboratory engineered superhuman.

Henry James – Of Course I Was Under the Spell

“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.

Another Bookhaul!

Two book hauls in one #weekend! Only this one was topped off with some #oktoberfest craft beer from @revbrewchicago. I found these three #books at a local antique shop. They were a bit overpriced in general but these were well worth it. I stiluck with the classics, #ErnestHemingway and #raybradbury, and one modern female writer.Continue reading “Another Bookhaul!”

On Emily Bronte

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”