Doing a PhD at Cambridge University | PhD stories #5




Rereading Books – Reasons & Benefits

Oscar Wilde once said “If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all”. I am sure most of the readers would agree with Mr. Wilde. Unfortunately, in the recent times, books belonging to this special class have lost traction. Mentioned below are the top 5 top reasons why people reread certain books.

Emulating Mark Twain’s Writing Style

Mark Twain, born in Missouri in 1835, was known in his day for his unique writing style that was similar to the way people actually spoke along the Mississippi River. Most people do not realize that it is much more difficult to emulate natural speech than it is to write in an academic manner. This article explores colloquial speech put on paper as well as formal and academic writing. The article explains how writers might emulate Twain’s colloquial writing as a means of improving their own storytelling.

Epistolary – The Tale of Letters

One of the most challenging and creative forms of writing ( fiction and non-fiction ) is compiling an sequence of letters or other forms of correspondence such as journal entries, emails and blog posts into a cohesive piece of literature. Interestingly, this form of story writing is called Epistolary.

Post Colonial Narratives About Joseph Conrad’s Heart Of Darkness

It is a postcolonial narrative about Conrad’s Novel: Heart of Darkness. The analysis uses various diagnostic tools like Philosophical Etymology, Psychological Pharmacology, Existential Ontology and Postmodern Theology.

Kipling’s If Reimagined

Putting a fresh slant on a classic poem can be a rewarding and creative process, as long as copyright laws aren’t breached. Here is my take on Rudyard Kipling’s classic poem If.

Pragmatopience A Post Post Modern Philosophy

Pragmatopience is a new Post-post modern philosophy taken from Pragmatism, Utopian and Sapience. Pragmatism is explained through materialist humanism. Utopian is examined through dialogic democratic solidarity and Sapience through problem solving.,

Hero’s Journey: The Best Way to Begin a Writing Career

The theme of the hero myth occurs in every culture, in every time. It’s a story template which involves a hero who goes on an adventure.ero’s journey is a ready-made analysis for your story: through it you can expand an idea into a story. The essence of story is transformation. Hero’s journey revels clearly the process of transformation of the characters in the story.

Romanticism Verses Realism In Gustav Flaubert’s Madame Bovary

Gustav Flaubert is a master of realist/romantic fiction. His magnum opus Madam Bovary is based on a conflict between Romanticism and Realism, The novel records the life Emma Bovary the protagonist and Charles the antagonist. The novel’s theme is a leitmotif is romance and passion versus reason.

Analysis of Kierkegaard’s Philosophical Fragments

It’s an analysis of Kierkegaard’s Philosophical Fragments. The author expostulates Christian ideology with early Greek Philosophy. The themes of subjectivity like consciousness, God, relationship of God and Man are put into contextual preferences.

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