Zoroaster or Zarathustra? Ask Nietzsche

There are many wonders in the world. The miracle of life. The wonder of death. But one of the greatest wonders of them all is how did it happen that one of the most prominent philosophers ever, namely Friedrich Nietzsche, became a pop icon. (Same thing happened with Che Guevara, but that is another story.) […]

Slave New World

54 years have passed since the death of Aldous Leonard Huxley. His notable works include fictional, dystopian novel “Brave New World” (published in 1932) and non-fictional “The Doors of Perception” inspired by experiences of author’s using of psychedelic drugs. One of the greatest bands in rock music, “The Doors” named themselves after this book. “Brave New […]

Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre was published 170 years ago

The originality and remarkable psychological insight of Charlotte Brontë’s legendary novel “Jane Eyre” is still compelling, 170 years after its publishing.

Marcel Proust in 1900

90 years of Proust’s masterpiece “In Search of Lost Time”

Proust’s magnum opus “In Search of Lost Time” was published in a span of 14 years, and this year, 2017, marks the 90th anniversary of the novel’s last volume’s publication.

Moby Dick hit the screens 61 years ago

Directed by John Huston, this film had its premiere on this day, in 1956.

“I am your number one fan” (Stephen King)

One of the most successful and most critically acclaimed adaptations is Rob Reiner’s film, “Misery” adapted from the King’s novel of the same name, first published on this day, three decades ago. Hey, that’s is a little anniversary!

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