Finally, after hours of reading, it’s time to conclude on these five English classics I have read. I believe that all of these books are innovative for one reason or another. Let’s take a closer look at that, book by book.
Jane Eyre has a clear feminist message that was obviously ahead of its time and is considered as a proto-feminist novel (a feminist novel before feminism was invented). The novel is set in Victorian England, at a time when patriarchy ruled the political and social life.
Let’s get back to our English classics journey with three more books. You can check out my first English Classics post here!
The Waves by Virginia Woolf (1931)
The Waves by Virginia Woolf follows six friends from their childhood at the same school in rural England to their death. Bernard, Rhoda, Susan, Jinny, Neville and Louis grow up, work, marry, fall in love or raise children, and very occasionally meet for dinner at restaurants. However, a tragic event happens and leaves a permanent mark on their lives.
I’m really excited to share with you my first post in my “Back to Classics” series, where I pick up and review five classics from a specific place on earth. This month is going to be devoted to English classics, and I am going to post three blog posts about what I have read.
This post and the next one are going to be a summary and some thoughts about the classics I’ve read. My third post will be a conclusion on these classics and will also go a bit deeper into some topics common to these books and why they are classics.
For a long time, I thought that blogs were boring and that I’d rather watch Youtube videos. Luckily, some blogs have made me change my mind, and today I would like to share some of these blogs with you. Most of them are in English but a couple of them are in French, so I apologize to my non-French readers for that. And of course, most of these blogs are book blogs, but not only…
today we’re talking series and podcasts I loved in April.
S-Town is the podcast everyone has been raving about in the last few weeks. I have checked it out upon the recommendation of a colleague and oh boy it was awesome! Produced by the producers of Serial and hosted by Brian Reed, S-Town is a 7 episode-investigative podcast that was made over three years. Everything started in 2012, when John B. McLemore, a horologist from Woodstock, Alabama, emailed the staff of This American Life to ask them to investigate a murder having allegedly taken place in Woodstock and been covered by the local police.
The Arab of the Future is a series of graphic memoirs published by French cartoonist Riad Sattouf. I have just read the first volume (in French, as you can see in the picture, obviously!), A Childhood in the Middle East, 1978-1984, and really enjoyed it.