October Wrap Up | Poems, Essays, Short Stories & Plays!



OCTOBER READING WRAP UP … in which I didn’t complete a single novel, yay.

– READING BUDDIES –
Miriam: https://betweenlinesandlife.wordpress.com/
Amanda: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWWMESM5FUg-Reb7uxBdkfw

– POETRY –
1 – Nonsense by Edward Lear
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139738621

2 – As Kingfishers Catch Fire by Gerard Manley Hopkins
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139738645

3 – I Hate and I Love by Catullus
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139738662

4 – Three Tang Dynasty Poets (Wang Wei, Li Bo, Du Fu)
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2156682857

5 – Well, They Are Gone and Here I Must Remain by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139738684

6 – The World is Full of Foolish Men by Jean de la Fontaine
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139738655

7 – Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139740784
Video Review: https://youtu.be/FMwShdmxeLg
Black Writers Matter: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL5Hz09c5II3km_Fuku_RLZ-AAE0u6jeIN

– SHORT STORIES-
8 – How Old Holly Came to Be by Patrick Rothfuss
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2167733547
The Name of the Wind: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKes1RzTyi0

9 – All Summer in a Day by Ray Bradbury
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2158770552

10 – The Nose by Nikolai Gogol
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2159934676

11 – The Yellow Wall-Paper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139738634
Video Review: to come

– PLAYS –
12 – Antigone by Sophocles
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2139738675

– ESSAYS –
13 – Revolutionary Hope: A Conversation between James Baldwin and Audre Lorde
Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2167736644
Video Review:

14 – Essays by Oscar Wilde
→ The Soul of Man under Socialism: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2166429122
→ The Day of Lying: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2166429326
(I will film a seperate video talking about Oscar’s essays)

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10 thoughts on “October Wrap Up | Poems, Essays, Short Stories & Plays!

  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Ah, so ein Auf und Ab mit den Gedichtbänden… ^^ Schrieben wir das schon?: Nach drei Little Black Classics kaufte ich mir aufgrund mangelnder Begeisterung keine weiteren mehr. Die von mir ausgesuchten fand ich… ok, aber keiner überzeugte mich wirklich. Die von dir genannten Tang-Dynastie-Dichter sprechen mich aber noch an, da ich die Low-Fantasy-Geschichte "Im Schatten des Himmels", die von der Zeit inspiriert ist, ziemlich mochte!
    "Die Nase" fand ich auch so… absurd?! Es unterhielt mich auf jeden Fall gut und in der Reclam-Ausgabe ist auch noch ein ziemlich gutes Nachwort, was das ganze in den Zeitkontext setzte.
    YES, Perkins Gilman! Ich mochte eine Kurzgeschichtensammlung von ihr auch so sehr.

    Ich bin sehr gespannt auf deine Videos über die Essays! Vor allem das erste klingt interessant.

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Hallo Hélène , es freut mich deine Videos anzusehen, ich bin Miriam‘s Mutter, sie hat mich auf deine Videos aufmerksam gemacht

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    I've heard of The Yellow Wall-Paper before but had forgotten about it, thanks for reminding me to put it on my TBR 😀 haha
    I'm always on the hunt for good short stories…and especially well-written stories about feminism/mental illness!
    Revolutionary Hope sounds amaaaaaaaaazing! Looking forward to the video! x

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    I can’t wait to read The Yellow Wall-Paper! Oh my goodness, Baldwin and Lorde in conversation is heaven. You’ve had another productive and thought-provoking month. Can’t wait to see your in-depth video reviews of the particular pieces.

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Boo to preachy and/or sexist poetry! I definitely haven’t read enough poetry, so it’s really cool to hear you talk so enthusiastically about it to get recommendations! I also want to read more essays – it’s inspiring that you read so many other forms of literature, besides the novel. Love your energy 😀 great vid!!

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    The Yellow Wall-Paper is the story I read that made me a feminist. It's just so fucking good. A lot of people criticize it for being too simplistic/not having enough prose, but I'm always like THATS THE POINT! WE WANT WOMEN TO WRITE "PRETTY" BUT SHE JUST WANTS TO WRITE WITH SUBSTANCE! AHHH!
    … i'm glad you liked it too hahah

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    This wouldn’t be an Helène Wrap Up without a pile of 1-star poetry reviews. Love this video!! 🙂

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    Das Essay von James Baldwin und Audre Lorde klingt richtig interessant!! Ich habe mich vor kurzem erst gefragt ob die sich kannten aber hab's irgendwie nicht gegoogled. Werde das Essay aber auf jeden Fall raussuchen und lesen und ich freue mich auf das Video Review von dir dazu 🙂

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  • November 5, 2017 at 2:46 pm
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    My heart literally beats faster every single time I see your videos pop up 😀 a true love story 😛
    I remember reading As kingfishers catch fire in my dark ages where I still was the blinded, not think Catholic child and loving it, so I know I would hate it now xD
    Oh, Catullus, what a horny ass shit head.
    Cannot wait to read "Jimmy's Blues"!
    The Yellow Wallpaper, the book I should have read ages ago, but oh, well, it's still on my TBR.
    Honestly, after discussing Antigone with you, I feel like I need to re-read it to be completely sure about my rating. Really loved our discussion!

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