A brief analysis of Morrison’s 1981 novel Tar Baby is concerned with authenticity in a few ways, linking the notion of authenticity to sanity and to blackness. In this 1981 novel, Morrison navigates a strange exploration of these links in a moody narrative that places competing notions of Black authenticity at the problematic center ofContinue reading “Authentic Blackness in Toni Morrison’s ‘Tar Baby’”
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De Turkey and De Law
DE TURKEY AND DE LAW – A Comedy in Three Acts by Zora Neale Hurston
The Picture of Dorian Gray
THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY – novel by Oscar Wilde. Full Text. No Download.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
THE STRANGE CASE OF DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE – novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Full Text.
Where Free Texts Live: Short Stories
Philo Culturo is home to many things, from resources on how to cite to pop culture analysis, but Philo Culturo is also a place were free texts live.
“Trees” – a poem by Joyce Kilmer —
“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree…”
“Nature” – an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Full Text. — “Every moment instructs, and every object: for wisdom is infused into every form.”
The Shadows on the Wall
“The Shadows on the Wall” – a Ghost Story by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
Literature as Social Commentary
Some of the most powerful works of literature deal with these questions regarding the intricate and profound balancing act between individual and society.
Read the full text of “Araby” by James Joyce. Free. No downloads.