Germinal

Mythic Symbolism

June 10, 2020 | Fiction | By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Émile Zola‘s Germinal here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. As a companion to last week’s discussion of Gustave Flaubert’s famous … Read More

Madame Bovary

Aspirational Heroine

June 3, 2020 | Fiction | By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Gustave Flaubert‘s Madame Bovary here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. I suspect that Gustave Flaubert’s 1856 novel Madame Bovary is … Read More

Happy Days

Intuition of the Absurd

May 13, 2020 | Other | By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Happy Days here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. This week, I am going to discuss a play created by one of … Read More