Poetry Appreciation: ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

This post is a part of my 'Poetry Appreciation' segment wherein every once in a while I share a poem that I like. Today I've chosen Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'Ozymandias'. About Percy Bysshe Shelley: Percy B. Shelley (4 August 1792 - 8 July 1822) is a well known Romantic poet. Some of his poems include … Continue reading Poetry Appreciation: ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Bysshe Shelley

To The Lighthouse: Of Time and Narratives

Virginia Woolf's To The Lighthouse (1927) is a modernist literary classic. One of my favourite things about Woolf's works, and about this novel, in particular, is her use of Stream of Consciousness narrative technique and her treatment of time within it: her art of making one day span over a hundred pages and compress ten … Continue reading To The Lighthouse: Of Time and Narratives

Godot in Times of Coronavirus

"Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful!". These are lines from Samuel Beckett's Waiting For Godot and I think that they summarise the current times perfectly. Waiting For Godot was written in a post World War Two world where alienation and despair among people were high and existential angst was a part of life. The play embodies these … Continue reading Godot in Times of Coronavirus