Major Major – Henry Fonda

Major Major had three strikes on him from the beginning—his mother, his father and Henry Fonda, to whom he bore a sickly resemblance almost from the moment of his birth. Long before he even suspected who Henry Fonda was, he found himself the subject of unflattering comparisons everywhere he went. Total strangers saw fit toContinuar lendo “Major Major – Henry Fonda”

Ilíada e Ardil 22

Several years ago, while teaching a graduate seminar in war literature which included The Iliad and Catch 22, I noted what I felt to be significant thematic resemblances between the two works. My curiosity was suficiently aroused that I wrote to the late Joseoh Heller and asked him if it were possible that Iliad couldContinuar lendo “Ilíada e Ardil 22”

Catch 22: Narcissus & Goldmund

Narcissus & Goldmund, by Herman Hesse, contains a distinct cyclical structure. This structure is contributed to through characters, themes, ideas, times, and places. Each of these elements facilitate the development of an organized, creative work, delving deep into the human psyche to reveal that both Narcissus and Goldmund are players in the same game. ThereContinuar lendo “Catch 22: Narcissus & Goldmund”