Category Archives: Literary Essays
Taking metaphors to a new level! Dimitri scrutinises every stanza in Leonard Cohen’s poem “A Kite Is a Victim”, originally published in the 1961 collection The Spice-Box of Earth.
The what, how, and whom of Rape Fantasies! Dimitri discusses Margaret Atwood’s controversial short story, originally published in the 1977 collection Dancing Girls and Other Stories.
Defining the Canadian identity! Dimitri discusses three literary classics: Margaret Atwood’s Lady oracle, Margaret Laurence’s The Diviners, and Hugh MacLennan’s Two Solitudes.
Prose in temporal flux! Chris discusses how the notion of time inside and outside the narrative influences Stephen King’s The Drawing of the Three.
Literal mountains of metaphors! Dimitri discusses the use of setting in Ernest Hemingway’s short story Hills like White Elephants, originally published in the 1927 collection Men without Women.
Losing one’s humanity… In song! From a literary perspective, Dimitri discusses “Fitter Happier”, the seventh track on Radiohead’s OK Computer.
In this literary essay, Dimitri discusses Elizabeth Bishop’s poem Crusoe in England, originally published in the 1976 collection Geography III, and briefly compares it to Sylvia Plath’s The Hanging Man.
It’s X versus Y! To celebrate the man’s birthday, Dimitri analyses the power dynamics in the one-act play The Stronger by renowned Swedish scribe August Strindberg.