Literary Criticism

A unique, experimental poetic form, the Roseate Sonnet, invented by Dr. A.V. Koshy and inspired by the symbol of the rose, that also inspired other poets to try it.

The School of Athens by Raffaello Sanzio, 1509, showing Plato (left) and Aristotle (right)
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showing Plato (left), pointing up to the ideals, and Aristotle (right), reaching out towards the physical world. (Pic: Wikimedia Commons)
Notes On Literary Criticism by Dr A V Koshy
The whole concept of literary criticism arises, maybe, out of a question: On what basis do we judge a book/text as being better than another book/text? Is it subjective, based...
The Roseate Sonnet: An Experience in Learning the Art of Poetry (with a CONTEST & PRIZES!)
The Roseate Sonnet: An Experience in Learning the Art of Poetry (with a CONTEST & PRIZES!)
A unique, experimental poetic form, the Roseate Sonnet, invented by Dr. A.V. Koshy and inspired by the symbol of the rose, that also inspired other poets to try it.
Samuel Beckett
Samuel Beckett’s English Poetry: Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language
A Book Review of “Beckett’s English Poetry : Transcending the Roots of Resistance in Language” by Dr A.V. Koshy published by Authorspress Global Publishing Network....
Reading Dickens: Some Tributes, 2012
Reading Dickens: Some Tributes, 2012
Reading Dickens in the bicentennial year of birth: representation, art and aesthetics in commercial and industrial England as mirrored in ‘Hard Times’.
A Treatise on Poetry for Beginners [Kindle Edition] is available on Amazon
Book Review: ‘A Treatise On Poetry For Beginners’ by Dr. Ampat Koshy
Dr. Koshy’s ‘Treatise’ is a journey to make his readers understand why and how, poems through the ages, through their similes, metaphors, onomatopoeia, alliteration,...
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens by Alice Walker is available on Amazon, Amazon India and Flipkart
In Search of our Mothers’ Gardens: Lives of Some Phenomenal Black Women
These women have searched for independence, creative and spiritual liberty and aesthetic fulfillment within their restrictive sociocultural milieu. Walker expresses the spark,...
Sahir's Poetry Awakens Me From My Slumber
Sahir’s Poetry Awakens Me From My Slumber
Sahir’s works even today have the power to whip up storms. True to his name… Sahir = wakeful… he awakens me from my slumber and makes me sit up and notice.
The Jeeves Collection
Wodehouse: The Wizard Of Words
P G Wodehouse – the pasha of plot, the czar of characterisation, the maestro of metaphor, the sultan of simile and the indisputable lord of the language.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull: I think of the grit of this seagull and find strength to go on
Under the Influence of Characters
It is a difficult task to pick any one literary character among the numerous who swim around my head; signify some part of my life or the other.
Science and Religion
Science and Religion
The cocoon of science around our lives is so comprehensive that it has become more than a sine qua non for the world to go on today. Not only that. In the non-material,...
Scheherazade and the Sultan by Nicole Cardiff on deviantart.com from One Thousand and One Nights.
Framed ‘Story Machine’: Thousand and One Arabian Nights
The Arabian Nights, containing as it does examples of framing, self-reference, hidden patterns, recursion, and intertextuality, has become a source of modernist fiction, which...
The Story of My Experiments With Truth by Mahatma Gandhi
Development of Autobiographical Writings in India
The autobiographical writings of Babur and Jahangir, Abul Fazal's autobiography, appended to Ain-i-Akbari, also gained extensive acclaims.
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Lord of the Flies: Psychological Insights
Lord of the Flies by William Golding explores the boundary between human reason and animal instinct, all on the brutal playing field of adolescent competition.
Interpreter Of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000
Interpreter of Maladies
Interpreter Of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000. A review by Paul Sanjoy Gonsalves
One writer, whom we don’t immediately associate with the questioning of the real-unreal divide, is Rabindranath Tagore.
Keep away! Keep away! All’s a lie!
The only place outside the imaginative territory of literature where reality and unreality lose their distinction and get blurred...