literature

The Use of Primitivism in ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘Manao Tupapau’

Although they may seem like disparate art forms, this essay will reveal the similarities between Gauguin’s painting Manao Tupapau (The Spirit of the Dead Keep Watch) (1892) and Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness (1899). Many critics have already noted the connection between painting and literature. For example, Schwarz states they can be entwined in various […]

Valentine Edition Part One: Love in Japanese Classic

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and the town is full of decorations and chocolates. Have you already had a plan with your boyfriend/girlfriend or are you looking for someone to go out? Of course, love was always matter of concern since old ages. Even in ancient Japan, love was the most important thing in […]

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