World Literature Classics
What Desires Are Politically Important?
What Desires Are Politically Important?, (1950) by Bertrand Russell. (5.7 k words)
Why I am not a Christian
Why I am not a Christian, (1927) by Bertrand Russell. (6.7 k words)
Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?
Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization?, (1930) by Bertrand Russell. (7.3 k words)
Demonic Males: Apes and the Origins of Human Violence, (1996) by Richard Wrangham and Dale Peterson. (8.7 k words)
the Barbarism of Specialization
the Barbarism of Specialization, (1930) by Jose Ortega Y Gasset.
Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions
A mock-history of class struggle and dark politics, and you start to understand the 4th dimension.
Time Machine, (1898) by H G Wells. (32.7 k words)
Thru the device of time, H G Wells adds a new chapter to agriculture and the meaning of livestock.
A Modest Proposal
A Modest Proposal, (1729) by Jonathan Swift. (3.4 k words)
A proposal of subsistence; a barbecue of babies.
Gulliver's Travels, (1726) by Jonathan Swift. (105.9 k words)
Deemed the greatest satire in English.
Arabian Nights, (~800 to ~1500) translated by Sir Richard Francis Burton in c1885.
The Arabian Nights, a tale of unfaithful wifes, Islamic mores, with monsters and gods. It's not what you've seen via Disney. To read the entire work thoroughly is tantamount to years of study of Arabian ethnology.
The Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus
The Tragedy Of Titus Andronicus, (1594) by William Shakespeare. (21.8 k words)
Titus is Shakespeare's first play. It is one of the greatest depiction of human's vengeance and anguish.
Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass
Alice in Wonderland, and Through the Looking-Glass, (1865) by Lewis Carroll. (26.8 k words)
Fantastic nonsense in a mathematical way.
Little Red Riding Hood
Little Red Riding Hood (original), 1697, By Charles Perrault, (1697) by Charles Perrault. (0.75 k words)
In the Little Red Riding Hood, human sexuality flows thru like engorging flush.
Cupid and Psyche
the Story of Cupid and Psyche, (c160) by Lucius Apuleius, thru Thomas Bulfinch. (3.5 k words)
The Cupid And Psyche is one of the greatest short story on love. It is a chapter of Greek Mythology, a pillar of Western culture.
To Build A Fire
To Build a Fire, By Jack London, 1908 (7.1 k words) A struggle of human animal vs nature. Your life depends on whether you can light a match.
the Adventure of the German Student
the Adventure of the German Student, (1824) by Washington Irving. (2 k words)
Ravishing girl with raven hair, clasped a choker, waiting for the lost wanderer.
The Masque of the Red Death
The Masque of the Red Death, (1842) by Edgar Allan Poe (2.4 k words).
brazen and bizarre, lavishness and grotesqueness, horror dotting pleasure.
The Tell-Tale Heart
The Tell-Tale Heart, (1843) by Edgar Allan Poe. (2.1 k words)
Jeeves and the Ph.D.
Jeeves and the Ph.D., (~1999) by unknown. A hilarious comedy. (3.4 k words)
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade
The Thousand-and-Second Tale of Scheherazade, (1845) by Edgar Allan Poe (5.6 k words).
Politics and the English Language
Politics and the English Language, (1946) by George Orwell. (5.29 k words) A tongue-in-cheek criticism of English writing.