Books

Literature is a very useful medium for exploring psychological concepts and ideas. Articles in this category link psychology with stories and essays found in some of the most popular works.

5 Historical Novels that Will Broaden Your Horizons

Historical novels are capable of transporting us to another time and place. A good historical novel has the potential to show us past realities. Moreover, by reading, we experience unknown cultures, exotic foods, unforgettable landscapes, and endearing personas. Historical novels paint…

Aesthetic Intelligence: The Ability to Sense Beauty

It’s not easy to describe the concept of beauty. Countless thinkers and philosophers have tried with varying degrees of success. Is it an aesthetic standard? A combination of colors and shapes? A feeling? Or is it some spiritual sort of…

7 Books that Help Overcome Anxiety

Let’s be honest. On a daily basis, most of us cope with a mind that wants to go faster than life. We have to deal with our fears, problems, and insecurities as well. One of the best ways to learn…

11 Aldous Huxley Quotes to Reflect on Life

These Aldous Huxley quotes are an invitation to a deeper reflection. They question not only our lifestyle but also society’s values. They’re ingenious, critical, and sometimes cynical and connect with the readers. These quotes provide insight to help readers question their…

The Top 7 Leo Tolstoy Quotes

It’s always a good time to read Leo Tolstoy quotes. Reading his quotes allows us to picture a certain past lifestyle. It also allows us to learn about one of the most important Russian novelists. Leo Tolstoy was an interesting character. He…

Lord of the Flies: Creating a Society

Lord of the Flies (1954) is William Golding’s most recognized work. It didn’t have a great impact during his time. However, it experienced a revival years later, becoming a classic in post-war English literature. It was brought to the big screen…

Firefly Lane: A Story of True Friendship

Literature is so broad and beautiful. It’s a parallel world, like any other type of art. It often comes very close to reality and makes us feel the very heartbeat of the author. This is the case with writer Kristin…

Bibliotherapy: The Healing Power of Books

Reading is one of the best ways for human beings to cultivate their minds. Throughout history, books have instructed, entertained, and protected us. And on some occasions, they have also given us hope, shelter, and comfort. Some people even say…

The Red Book, How Carl Jung Saved His Soul

They say that Carl Jung’s The Red Book contains within its pages a mind that aspires to roam the underworld and rescue his soul. His work was intellectually legendary – enigmatic and fascinating, to many the Holy Grail for the irreverent,…

The Catcher in the Rye: a Cursed Book

The Catcher in the Rye is one of the most well-known American books of the twentieth century. The writer, J. D. Salinger, managed to capture the essence of adolescence in this novel. Even though reviews were harsh at first, the…

5 Book Quotes to Make You Reflect

Literature has always been used as a way to express the author’s emotions. From the scathing critiques in the Rome of Plautus and Terence and Shakespeare’s tragedies to Cervante’s windmills and Goethe‘s desperation, we have extracted some of the most iconic and…

The Don Quixote Effect

Don Quixote, the character created by Miguel de Cervantes, was a tragic warrior. His struggle was on the reality, rude and hostile, which he attempted to exchange. He wanted to exchange it for an ideal that he knew was unreachable.…

5 famous quotes by Alfonsina Storni

Alfonsina Storni was an Argentine poet and writer who was part of the modernism movement. Her life, which was both hard and passionate, permeates her poems, which show a  special sensitivity. Today we are going to look at some of…

7 Great Quotes from Seneca

Maybe you’re familiar with the Roman philosopher Seneca, or maybe this is the first time you’ve heard his name. Whatever the case, you’ll enjoy our article about Seneca’s quotes, which have survived time because they are true pearls of wisdom. It…

Steppenwolf: a Book to Help You Reflect

Hermann Hesse is one of the most recognized writers of the 20th century. His most famous works include Siddhartha, Damian, and, of course, Steppenwolf. I would also like to point out that, in addition to being a novelist, Hesse was also the author of…