Anorexic by Eavan Boland

I am not a huge fan of poetry and I do not really know why. I guess I tend to read novels since I still have to find crime-fiction- poems. Or maybe I should write some myself. Anyway, I have this professor who loves poetry and every time I attend her lessons I wonder why […]

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Feminist Sundays

Hi, everyone, and welcome back to Feminist Sundays! Please leave a link to your wonderful posts on the comments section so that we can all pay you a visit. Thank you 🙂 Feminist Sundays is a weekly meme created at Books and Reviews. The aim is simply to have a place and a time to […]

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Poem: Lady Weeping at the Crossroads

I must admit I am not the biggest poetry fan. But, ironically, I love music! For me, it is much easier to connect to a message when sung, with music reflecting the singer’s interpretation of the meaning. And talking of music and poetry, yesterday I remembered Carla Bruni and her album No Promises. There, the […]

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Poem: When we Two Parted by Lord Byron

Today, in my 19th century literature lesson we read the following poem by Lord Byron and I inmediately fell in love with it. I have a soft spot for certain romantic poems (not any by Cooleridge or Wordsworth) because they appeal very directly to the reader’s feelings. This creates a unique bond between the reader […]

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The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer was a compulsory reading for a monographic course on the author. I wasn’t very attracted to the idea at first but I quickly changed my mind. 3/5 Basically, The Canterbury Tales is the transcription of the tales of a group of pilgrims competing for a prize: a soup. It […]

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Poem: A Far Cry from Africa by Derek Walcott

Just recently I did a series on postcolonialism and did not include a wonderful author I did not know yet: Derek Walcott. He is a West Indian with mixed ancestry: two of his grandparents were black and two were white. Being superficial, the result could not be better: he got both blue eyes and dark […]

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Troilus and Criseyde by Geoffrey Chaucer

I’ve always considered myself a narrative girl since poetry was never an option. But, things are changing this year because thanks to my Chaucer and Caribbean Literature courses, I am beginning to enjoy poetry. To tell you the truth, I could not be happier! Summary from Book Depository: ‘Now listen with good will, as I […]

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Poem: Prison by Mutabaruka

It has just been published that Mubarak has renounced. So, in honour of those who have fought for the liberty of the whole country: Prisoner by: Mutabaruka You ask me if I have ever been to prison Been to Prison? Your world of murderer’s and thieves Of hatred and jealousy of death And you ask […]

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