babette

On Babette’s Feast: food, history and other interpretations

Originally published in an English newspaper in 1950, “Babette’s Feast” would have its Danish version released within the next two years, finding its way into a properly released book in 1958, as part of a stories collection. The main plot is set in the Norwegian port town of Berlevåg, where a former chef of the…

bookandtv

Never been made into a movie: 5 novels which (luckily) stayed on paper

Not all novels work well on the big screen. Most notably, literary works with little or no exposure to the mainstream have attracted unexpected levels of popularity thanks to adaptations and movie versions.  Watching is such a different approach to stories than reading that one can barely compare the two experiences and probably it is…

woman

Three 18th century women writers and their legacy

Delarivier Manley, Eliza Haywood and Aphra Behn. Women writers of the 18th Century, neglected, forgotten, or misunderstood. As poet Rev. James Sterling would call them, “the Fair Triumvirate of Wit” contributed in creating a triad of women with something to say, whether it was reported as irony or drama. The most popular of them, Aphra Behn,…