19th century, Arts

Where Loss Resides

The Relationship Between Space and Loneliness in the Poetry of Christina Rossetti By Mona Sakr and Ali Nihat Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) is perhaps best known for her religious poetry. And yet, her work is often an exploration of the ultimate loneliness of human existence, mourning the absence of all others, including God, in the innermost… Continue reading Where Loss Resides

20th century, Arts

‘I haven’t got a visual mind. I hear things’: Listening to Parker’s Short Stories

By Jade Broughton Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967) was an essayist, poet and writer, infamous for her cutting wit and sharp-tongued observations of the ineptitudes of those around her. Often described as a 'wit', she came to resent her reputation as a 'wise-cracker'. Beginning her writing career on Vogue magazine, others described her position as… Continue reading ‘I haven’t got a visual mind. I hear things’: Listening to Parker’s Short Stories