Tralfamadorians & A Red Hunting Cap

I have recently read two amazing novels about loss of innocence by authors who had similar experiences. Both witnessed the horrors of WWII: Kurt Vonnegut was at Dresden as it burnt down to ashes and J. D. Salinger was one of the first American soldiers to enter a Nazi extermination camp. Yet, they dealt with … Continue reading Tralfamadorians & A Red Hunting Cap

“Knowledge is knowing Frankenstein wasn’t the monster. Wisdom is knowing that he was.”

Mary Shelley The story of the scientist who ‘plays God’ and creates a monster is so popular that it requires no introduction. Who requires introduction is Mary Shelley, the author of this horrible, scary Gothic novel. She was the daughter of the anarchist political author William Godwin and the feminist philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft. Her mother … Continue reading “Knowledge is knowing Frankenstein wasn’t the monster. Wisdom is knowing that he was.”