Monthly Archives: July 2013

SCHEHERAZADE AND HER OFFSPRING—-“A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, ARABIAN ENTERTAINMENT,” JOHN BARTH’S “DUNYAZADIAD,” ITALO CALVINO’S “INVISIBLE CITIES,” GÜNELI GÜN’S “ROAD FROM BAGHDAD,” AND ASSIA DJEBAR’S “A SISTER TO SHEHERAZADE”—-FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

The Arabian Nights: Tales from a Thousand and One Nights by Anonymous My rating: 5 of 5 stars SCHEHERAZADE AND HER OFFSPRING—-“A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS, ARABIAN ENTERTAINMENT,” JOHN BARTH’S “DUNYAZADIAD,” ITALO CALVINO’S “INVISIBLE CITIES,” GÜNELI GÜN’S “ROAD FROM BAGHDAD,” … Continue reading

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LIBERTINES AND SEXUAL EXCESS IN WORLD LITERATURE–SAIKAKU’S “LIFE OF A SENSUOUS WOMAN,” “THE LOVE POEMS OF THE SIXTH DALAI LAMA,” “DON JUAN,” THE EARL OF ROCHESTER AND THE MARQUIS DE SADE—–FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, and Other Writings by Marquis de Sade My rating: 4 of 5 stars LIBERTINES AND SEXUAL EXCESS IN WORLD LITERATURE–SAIKAKU’S “LIFE OF A SENSUOUS WOMAN,” “THE LOVE POEMS OF THE SIXTH DALAI LAMA,” “DON JUAN,” … Continue reading

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THE CONSPIRACY THRILLER MYSTERY IN WORLD LITERATURE–UMBERTO ECO’S “FOUCAULT’S PENDULUM” & “THE NAME OF THE ROSE” AND THOMAS PYNCHON’S “GRAVITY’S RAINBOW” & “AGAINST THE DAY”—–FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco My rating: 5 of 5 stars THE CONSPIRACY THRILLER MYSTERY IN WORLD LITERATURE–UMBERTO ECO’S “FOUCAULT’S PENDULUM” & “THE NAME OF THE ROSE” AND THOMAS PYNCHON’S “GRAVITY’S RAINBOW” & “AGAINST THE DAY”—–FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM … Continue reading

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IN PRAISE OF EDWARD SNOWDEN

IN PRAISE OF EDWARD SNOWDEN IN Tags: #EdwardSnowden, #InPraiseOfEdwardSnowden,#SnowdenWatch The continuing spectacle of the enforced limbo of Edward Snowden in the “no man’s land” of the transit zone of Moscow’s Scheremetchevo Airport gives us increasing cause to ponder and reflect … Continue reading

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Five Poems from Spiritus Mundi by Robert Sheppard—Published in Recours au Poème—French Journal of World Poetry, July 2013—Magellantic Vision—–Check it Out! You are invited to read five poems from Spiritus Mundi by Robert Sheppard Published July, 2013 in Recours au … Continue reading

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“THE LOVE SUICIDES AT AMIJIMA” OF CHIKAMATSU, “ROMEO AND JULIET” & THE ARCHETYPE OF THE STAR-CROSSED LOVERS IN WORLD LITERATURE—FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Four Major Plays of Chikamatsu by Monzaemon Chikamatsu My rating: 5 of 5 stars “THE LOVE SUICIDES AT AMIJIMA” OF CHIKAMATSU, “ROMEO AND JULIET” & THE ARCHETYPE OF THE STAR-CROSSED LOVERS IN WORLD LITERATURE—FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS … Continue reading

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DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY & THE ARCHETYPE OF THE COSMIC JOURNEY TO HEAVEN AND HELL IN WORLD LITERATURE—FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT SHEPPARD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri My rating: 5 of 5 stars DANTE’S DIVINE COMEDY & THE ARCHETYPE OF THE COSMIC JOURNEY TO HEAVEN AND HELL IN WORLD LITERATURE—FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS—-ROBERT … Continue reading

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