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Bettina Knapp’s Emily Dickinson Life and Literature

by Julia Hones Bettina Knapp’s “Emily Dickinson Life and Literature“, as the title suggests, explores details of Dickinson’s relationships and inner conflicts. Emily was born in 1830, in Amherst, Massachusets, in a small farming community, and [...]

Patricia Highsmith’s “Strangers On a Train”

by Julia Hones The saying that says that “nobody is a prophet in his own land” applies well to Patricia Highsmith whose literary work was unappreciated in the United States for the entire length of her [...]

John Taylor’s “Dumbing us Down”

by Julia Hones   If education is supposed to encourage independent thinking and create original spirits, ready to face new challenges, mass schooling is not educating. After thirty years of teaching in different public schools in [...]

George Orwell’s “Down and Out in Paris and London”

by  Julia Hones   If history repeats itself reading ‘Down and Out in Paris and London’ can help you understand the effects of the current world financial crisis. This essay is a historical document about the [...]

George Orwell’s ‘1984’ and ‘Animal Farm’

by Julia Hones   ‘1984’ is a dystopian novel about a country called “Oceania” that is constantly at war, but its citizens do not know why it is at war. They do support it, though, because [...]

Alfonsina Storni: su vida, su poesía y el mar

por Julia Hones Escrútame los ojos, sorpréndeme la boca, Sujeta entre tus manos esta cabeza loca; Dame a beber el malvado veneno Que te moja los labios a pesar de ser bueno. Pero no me preguntes, [...]

Recordando a Gabriela Mistral

por Julia Hones   El 7 de abril es el aniversario del nacimiento de Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957), escritora y educadora chilena, ganadora del Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1945. Fue la primera mujer Latinoamericana que obtuvo [...]

If kids are the future, what is Argentina doing for them?

by Julia Hones Editors note:  The author was born and raised in Argentina and returns each year to visit.   After getting on the train in Constitucion, Buenos Aires, I make myself comfortable to watch a [...]

Jack Kerouac’s On the Road

review by Julia Hones In Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road“, Sal Paradise, the narrator, is a newly divorced college student who lives with his aunt in Paterson, New Jersey.  In the first chapter he introduces his [...]

Leo Tolstoy’s novellas

by Julia Hones Leo Tolstoy’s short stories and novellas reflect the development of his ideas over time. There is an ever-present concern in his work about how to live life. “Living for others” is at the [...]