Assessing Gorky’s observations of Tolstoy
Biographies and autobiographies are a much sought
after genre of books when the subject is one who has been highly
acclaimed, and reading them can be valued by the reader for reasons
as diverse as inspiration to gaining insightful knowledge to
possible ‘gossip value’.
Rich colours - fresh dimensions to nature
Born to a family of physicians, he saw the first
light of the world on March 10, 1957. He is the son of the village
ayurvedic physician. His father's dream was to see his son becoming
an ayurvedic physician. But ayurveda proved a bitter pill to
Ariyawansa Kumarasinghe which he refused to swallow.
Seminal ideas of post-modernism
In this series of articles, we would examine one
of the major texts of post-modernism and perhaps, the most
influential of all, Of Grammatology by Jacques Derrida translated by
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Derrida wrote Of Grammatology in 1967.
It is one of three books and others are Speech and Phenomena
(French: La voix et le phénomène) and Writing and Difference
(French: L’écriture et la différence).