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By mixing history and storytelling, Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis explores cultural heritage and how one searches for their identity.

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Elias Panou April 27, 2024

My Dad is Greek. His mother comes from the very south of the mainland, a peninsula home to the Maniotes, a group of Hellenic people who descend from the ancient Spartans. His father is from the Greek islands,...

Karl Ove Knausgaards autobiographical series My Struggle explores the authors understanding of human nature, his personal struggles and his unique use of faces.

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Elias Panou March 28, 2024

Walking down the aisles of a bookstore and seeing a book titled "My Struggle" is one jarring eyecatcher. I thought I was in the presence of one of the most evil books ever written. Out of pure curiosity,...

In For Whom the Bell Tolls Hemingway explores the complexities of morality.

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Elias Panou December 21, 2023

For a long time, one of my favorite poems has been “For Whom the Bell Tolls” by the old English poet John Donne. Donne wrote the poem in 1624, part of a grand collection of poetry titled “Devotions...

“Ficciones” by Jorge Luis Borges is a collection of short stories that connect to topics such as philosophy and fantasy.

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Elias Panou December 12, 2023

I have gotten a lot more into short stories recently, inspired by my deep and cemented love of Raymond Carver. I looked around for something really impactful, and it seemed to be that the internet and...

Faust by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe and Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov teach it’s readers lessons about the importance of passion.

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Elias Panou November 1, 2023

In the past, I would have been inclined to write this panel like a congressman, filled with hot air, and speaking only to hear myself. This was a time in my life when I thought reading all the classic...

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