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.

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…

Jonathan Livingston Seagull: Believing in Yourself

It was morning, and the new sun sparkled gold across the ripples of a gentle sea. So begins Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. It begins just like life begins. This book is the beginning of a new day, just as the sun, the…

The 5 Best Fernando Pessoa Quotes

Fernando Pessoa was a Portuguese writer and poet. He was born in 1888 and died in 1935. Although he also worked in newspapers, advertising, and business, his greatest success was as a writer. Pessoa left the world some great literary treasures, and…

The 5 Best Quotes About Love in Literature

There are many unforgettable quotes about love in literature. In fact, literature has always been a fertile ground to shed the illusions, sorrows, and forgetfulness of love. Love and poetry always go hand in hand. Any selection of the best love…

7 Benefits of Reading every Day

Now more than ever, books are accessible and even cheap. There are different formats (hardcover, paperback, mass market, digital) that have made it much easier for just about anyone to read. Books are accessible, they’re diverse… But how much time…

The 5 Best Quotes from John Locke

Many quotes from John Locke invite us to reflect and discover great teachings that can be applied to our daily lives. Most of them are part of his works, and will move us greatly. John Locke was an important British…