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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

According to Anton Dumitriu, the illustrious philosopher and author of History of Logic (4 vols., 1977), the key question regarding Don Quixote from La Mancha is the following one: Through this question, the mentioned author emphasizes the symbolic value of…
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

There is no literary work in the entire history of Western culture so influential as Homer’s Odyssey. Created, probably, in the 8th century before Christ, this masterpiece is an ode to the family. It describes the ten years journey which…
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The Lord of the Rings

The Lord of the Rings

An epic fantasy novel for adults? For many serious readers such a creation would at least seem doubtful, if not downright ridiculous. But when it is the literary work of a respectable professor of Anglo-Saxon literature at Oxford University, the…
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The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island

There are few themes so appealing such as the experience of shipwreck on an unknown island. Since the publication in 1719 of Daniel Defoe’s novel Robinson Crusoe, many writers have been constantly exploring this exciting theme. One of the most…
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