The sound of waves by Yukio Mishima, book review

The sound of waves or Shiosai in Japanese is Yukio Mishima's 1954 novel. It starts with a brief description of the island called Uta-jima, it then moves to a remote fishing village where a young boy is returning from his fishing for the day. He is wearing his dead father's trousers and a cheap jumper, … Continue reading The sound of waves by Yukio Mishima, book review

John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.

Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.

A very short introduction: Dante by Peter Hainsworth & David Robey, book review

Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) is a poet who is well known for his depictions of Hell, Purgatory and Paradise. But while this may be true, not many people have bothered to read all three of his epic poems which tells the tale of himself at the age of thirty five: "Midway upon the journey of our … Continue reading A very short introduction: Dante by Peter Hainsworth & David Robey, book review