Tag Archives: English Literature

The Necklace

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Guy de Maupassant The Necklace The girl was one of those pretty and charming young creatures who sometimes are born, as if by a slip of fate, into a family of clerks. She had no dowry, no expectations, no way of being known, understood, loved, married by any rich and distinguished man; so she let herself be married to a […]

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My English

Little Gems of Literature: Holiday reading for Grade 8,9,10 & 11 with bunpeiris in April, August & December at Kandana. bunpeiris@gmail.com  0777 1000 60 Julia Alvarez When her family fled the Domnican  Republic and returned to new York, Julia Alvarez was ten years old, and Spanish was her primary language. Painfully aware of  not fitting in, Julia took refuge in reading […]

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Teaching & Learning Literature

 Teaching & Learning Literature REQUIREMENTS, APPRECIATIONS AND EXPERIENCES  by bunpeiris Stories tell us how to live. Literature being all about us, the human race; being trained upon of the tragicomedy of the lonely race with intelligent aliens yet to be found for company; being homed in on the march of folly throughout their millenniums of history; being bullseyed on the human condition, to introduce this man-made treasure […]

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Ancient Literary Criticism

Ancient Literary Criticism  by Casper C. de Jonge Throughout Antiquity, Greeks and Romans interpreted, analyzed, and evaluated the texts of poets and prose writers. They formulated ideas about the nature of poetry, its effects, and its function in society. They also developed theories on the effective composition of prose texts, and they commented on the style of orators, historians, and philosophers. […]

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Antigone by Sophocles


Antigone by Sophocles bunpeiris Like Hamlet, Joan of Arc, Galileo and Sir Thomas More, Antigone inspires us with her courage, fortitude and impenetrable strength of conscience. She stands against the monolith and brings her society to a reckoning it sorely needs. What’s Antigone Antigone [c. 429 B.C], the most celebrated drama in Greek literature  & one of the most consistently popular plays […]

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Gitanjali  Song offerings Rabindranath Tagore A Collection of Prose translations made by the author from the original Bengali With an introduction by W. B. Yeats London: The Macmillan Company, 1913 Nobel prize for literature in 1913 [A limited edition comprising 750 copies was published by the India Society, London in 1912] The book was dedicated to WILLIAM ROTHENSTEIN Introduction to […]

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Learning English Literature

Why Literature

Learning English Literature by bunpeiris Literature being of the virtue of guiding you all to acquire and develop an inquiring mind, you are free to argue not only on any or all the points of views brought in by you guys, but also on received concepts. Literature is all about us. Literature is all about the humanity itself and nothing […]

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