english

27 Gennaio 2019

The industrial town

  The industrialization changed radically the landscape of Great Britain. In the first half of the XIX century the Midlands had already gained the name of […]
27 Gennaio 2019

The infinity

The last thirty years of the 18′ century are referred to as the Pre-Romantic Age: the new sensibility became dominant and began to influence poets and […]
27 Gennaio 2019

The picture of Dorian Gray

by OSCAR WILDE This story is profoundly allegorical: Its a 19th-century version of the myth of Faust, the story of a man who sells his soul […]
27 Gennaio 2019

TWO DIFFERENT VISIONS ABOUT IMPERIALISM

The British Victorian colonial experience was especially reflected in the works of two writers Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling; while the former criticised the Empire since […]
27 Gennaio 2019

Virginia Woolf

Life and works (her madness and the link with her works) She was born in London in 1882. She grew up in a literary and intellectual […]
27 Gennaio 2019

Writers on childhood

In western literary tradition childhood is represented under different aspects. It is often seen as an happy age, which is contemplated in the adult age as […]
27 Gennaio 2019

WYSTAN HUGH AUDEN

Born at York in 1907 he became a precocious, voracious reader prompted by a brilliant intelligence. He also showed a great interest in music wich later […]