JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924)

  The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. – http://www.bestquotes.com http://www.telegraph.co.uk BIOGRAPHY Conrad was born in Poland and … Continue reading JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924)

STUDIARE ALL’ESTERO: CIO’ CHE I MEDIA NON DICONO

In un mondo profondamente cambiato rispetto a quello conosciuto solo fino a venti o venticinque anni fa le opportunità offerte a tanti giovani di uscire dal proprio alveo protettivo e … Continue reading STUDIARE ALL’ESTERO: CIO’ CHE I MEDIA NON DICONO

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. Very little is known about William Shakespeare’s personal life and that is the … Continue reading WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (1564-1616)

WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II

The First World War was formally triggered by the royal assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire, at the hand of a Serbian nationalist … Continue reading WORLD WAR I AND WORLD WAR II

THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

  LEADING TO WORLD WAR I King Edward VII (1901-1910)  came to the throne at his mother’s death in 1901. He readily made noticeable changes in court life. Victoria’s reign, … Continue reading THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE

Literature   “It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves” – William Shakespeare Brief General outlook – from Humanism to Renaissance  The Renaissance was a … Continue reading ENGLISH LITERATURE IN THE RENAISSANCE