Imprisonment

Am I a Hero, Lord Byron?

Mikhail Lermontov was considered to be the first Russian writer to produce Russia’s first prose fiction novel with the publication in 1840 of A Hero of Our Time. Lermontov was a true hero who died in a duel in 1841. Talk about your Byronic hero.The idea of the Byronic hero is appealing, to be sure.…

Let Me Outta Here!

A quick note or two about what I am covering in the next week or so. It’s all about imprisonment – of the state, of war, of oneself. These novels are gripping, intense and full of anxiety and doom. That’s right, doom. So, sorry friends, if you’re are looking for rainbows and leprechauns. This is…