Posts Tagged ‘ Fiction ’

A Noble Act

Jun 20th, 2011 | By

Author Timothy Shay Arthur (1809-1885), almost forgotten now, was one of 19th century’s successful authors, whose works and particularly short stories, had an explicit moral side. His most successful novel Ten Nights in a Bar-Room was a cautionary tale against alcoholism. Often blatantly moral and sentimental, as the short story below demonstrates, many readers considered

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Siddhartha : Herman Hesse

Jun 20th, 2011 | By

SIDDHARTHA by HERMAN HESSE (1922) Type : Novella Suitable for age group : 16 + Hesse’s 12-chapter novel on a Hindu contemporary of The Buddha explores the totality of enlightenment that can only be gained through personal experience. In a later lecture Hesse explained : “Buddha’s way to salvation has often been criticized and doubted,

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