Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel A Clockwork Orange follows Alex, a young boy who constantly finds trouble with his “droogs” until getting caught and ultimately becoming involved in an experiment that questions the morality surrounding free will. Continue reading “A Clockwork Orange”
In Daniel Keyes’ Flowers for Algernon, Charlie Gordon is a man with an exceptionally low IQ who undergoes an operation to make him smart. Continue reading “Flowers for Algernon”
I’m now a little late on this, but over break from school I decided that I wanted to catch up on reading some books that seemingly everyone had to read in high school except for me, so naturally I began with 1984 by George Orwell.
A little over a week or so ago I finished up what could possibly be considered one of my favorite books: Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Sillitoe. Continue reading “Saturday Night and Sunday Morning”
Hello everyone! Welcome to what I’m tentatively calling Words on Wednesdays (who doesn’t like alliteration?)! Continue reading “Words on Wednesday – Amiri Baraka’s “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note””
Recently, as an English major, I’ve battled with the idea that what I am studying is pointless. Continue reading “A Quick Note on the Importance of Literature”