Book Review: Thérèse Raquin (Émile Zola)

This was my first time reading Émile Zola, and boy was it a treat! His writing in Thérèse Raquin is absolutely sublime and compelling, so much so that I could hardly put this book down. The intricate development of each of the characters, from Laurent and Thérèse to...

Book Review: Capitalism and Slavery (Dr. Eric Williams)

“The capitalists had first encouraged West Indian slavery and then helped to destroy it. When British capitalism depended on the West Indies, they ignored slavery or defended it. When British capitalism found the West Indian monopoly a nuisance, they destroyed West...

Book Review: When Nietzsche Wept (Irvin D. Yalom)

“I have believed that life is a spark between two identical voids, the darkness before birth and the one after death” – Dr. Josef Breuer I have mixed feelings about When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin Yalom. On the one hand I found the central concept of...

Book Review: Notes From Underground (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)

Notes from Underground was my first taste of Dostoyevsky’s work. Dostoyevsky came highly recommended to me by a good friend, as one of the most critically acclaimed Russian writers of the 19th century not named Leo Tolstoy. I enjoyed Notes from Underground...

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