Shadowboxing is a collection of short stories that are connected through the main character; Michael. It is written by Tony Birch, who is an Australian poet, short story writer and novelist. Shadowboxing is Tony’s first book, and it was published...

The Vampyre is a short fictional novel written by John William Polidori. Similarly, to Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, it is considered the forebear of the fantastical and romantic genre. It is the first book with and about vampires, and thus...

Naked Masks is a collection of five plays by Luigi Pirandello, who is a highly celebrated dramatist. Luigi Pirandello was born in 1867 and was educated in Rome. In 1889, he published his first work, a collection of poems called Mal Giocondo....

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington is Frank Capra's 1939 political "dramedy" starring a then-unknown James Stewart as Senator Jefferson Smith. The film was adapted from an unreleased story called "The Gentleman from Montana" by Lewis R. Foster. Smith is...

The Stepford Wives is an internationally famed book written by renowned author, Ira Levin, who is also known for his bestselling book, Rosemary's Baby. The book was published by Random House in September 1972.

The book centers around the...

T.S. Eliot wrote “The Hollow Men” in 1923, five years after World War I ended in 1918. At the time, Eliot lived as an American expatriate in London, England. His poetry of the 1920s responded to the aftermath of the war, especially its effect on...

Twelve Years a Slave is the memoir of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Published in 1853, the same year in which he was liberated, it covers his twelve years in servitude.

Northup recounts his life...

Animal House is a comedic film from 1978, written by Harold Ramis, Douglas Kenney, and Chris Miller, and directed by John Landis. It was produced by Matty Simmons of National Lampoon, a humor magazine that ran from 1970 to 1998, and based on...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s “A Musical Instrument” is a poem first published in Browning's volume Poems Before Congress. The collection was published in 1860, just one year before her death. Unlike the love sonnets of Browning’s earlier works,...

"Midnight, not a sound from the pavement"; so goes arguably the most famous song from the stage musical Cats which was adapted from T.S. Eliot's popular work Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats. Midnight seems to be an extremely evocative time for...

Rock Springs is author Richard Ford's 1987 collection of short stories dealing with the effect of dysfunctional families (moms and dads) on the young male narrators. It has ten stories: "Rock Springs," "Great Falls," "Sweet Hearts," "Children,"...

Mourid Barghouti, the author of I Saw Ramallah, was born and raised in the Palestinian city Ramallah. He is a Palestinian writer and poet. I Saw Ramallah is a book about himself and his travel in life. It was first published in year 2000 in its...

The Hate Race is a comedic memoir written by Maxine Beneba Clarke, which centers around her life as a black girl growing up in the white middle-class in Australia. The book was published August 9th, 2016 by Hachette Australia. It was a Stella...