Honoré de Balzac was born on May 20th, 1799 and died on August 18th, 1850. He is best known for his magnum opus, La Comédie humaine. He is considered one of the exponents of realism […]
Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol, Мико́ла Васи́льович Го́голь, was born on March 31st, 1809 and died on March 4th, 1852. He was a Ukrainian writer who published in the Russian language. Last year we read his work, […]
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce was born on February 2, 1882 in Dublin, Ireland and died on January 13, 1941. He was a world renowned Irish author or Ulysses (1922) and Dubliners (1914). We will be reading three short stories […]
Zadie Smith was born in London in 1975. She was educated at Hampstead Comprehensive and King’s, Cambridge, where she occasionally performed as a singer and actor. Her story, «The Embassy of Cambodia» originally appeared in The New […]
Virginia Woolf on Reading
Poems and novels, histories and memoirs, dictionaries and blue-books; books written in all languages by men and women of all tempers, races, and ages jostle each other on the shelf. And outside the donkey brays, […]
Siguientes reuniones del Café Literario
El jueves 20 de agosto vamos a explorar la vida y obra de Edgar Allan Poe. Nos estarmoe enfocando en su obra, El cuervo. La conversación será en inglés. Thursday, August 20th we will be […]
What Is Literature For?
Check out this amazing video about literature! Have you ever thought that literature might change your life?
The Power of Words
If literature is a metaphor for the writer’s experience, a mirror in which that experience is at least partially reflected, it is at the same time a mirror in which the reader can also see […]