Marcel Proust

Proustmania

November 25, 2020 | By Nick Hammond | Books

Note to readers: You may choose to read this commentary on the work of Proust here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. Ever since I started these lockdown literary excursions last March, … Read More

Molière

To Laugh or To Cry?

November 18, 2020 | By Nick Hammond | Books

Note to readers: You may choose to read this commentary on the work of Molière here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. Those of you who know Paris will be familiar with … Read More

Germinal

Mythic Symbolism

June 10, 2020 | By Nick Hammond | Books

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 | By Nick Hammond | Books

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