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PRIJAN LOVRO, A NOVEL BY AUGUST ŠENOA (BOOK REVIEW AND RECOMMENATION)

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Hello! How are doing? Today I'm back with another reading recommendation. Published in 1973, Prijan Lovro is a novella that tells the life story of a young Slovene student, supposedly a friend of the writer. In many ways, it's a typical work of romanticism. I had fun teaching it last December. That is when I reread it. Who knows, I might reread it again some time. It's always nice to hear the students' opinion of a certain book. I don't get a chance to teach literature again, but it's not a problem, I enjoy teaching other subjects as well. So, that's my book recommendation of the day.  Zdravo! Kako ste? Danas se vraćam s još jednom preporukom za čitanje. Prijan Lovro, objavljena 1973. godine., je novela koja govori o životnoj priči mladog slovenskog studenta, navodno prijatelja književnika. Na mnogo načina, to je tipično djelo romantizma. Bilo mi je lijepo iskustvo podučavati ovu novelu prošlog prosinca. Tada sam ju ponovno pročitala.  Tko zna, možda ću je

THE SOUND AND THE FURY, A NOVEL BY WILLIAM FAULKNER (BOOK REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION)

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  In this post, I will review a well known novel:   The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. Among the American classics, it is surely one of my personal favourites.  The Sound and the Fury is a masterpiece, but it is not an easy read. The story itself is nonlinear, fragmented, confusing and hard to follow. Moreover, the subjects this novel explores are often quite serious. The tone of this novel is profoundly tragic. I'm sure some will find it an immensely difficult read. Even those who love serious literature, might struggle with reading this book. However, some books are worth the struggle and this one is certainly a classic.  The Sound and The Fury is written using different narrative styles and narrators, but is most known for its brilliant use of the stream of consciousness writing technique.  The novel title's is a direct reference to Shakespeare's Macbeth. Like Shakespeare's masterpiece, this book is deeply tragic. Life's but a walking shadow, a poor pl