"Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street," composed in 1853, is perhaps Herman Melville's most famous short story. It's certainly his most inscrutable.
Occupy Wall Street
This week's images of the corporate university turn out to be pretty indelible. Once seen, they are impossible to forget.
Can the upper class speak? There are signs that it cannot. Maybe this sounds silly, but if you are still in the market for a future for literary criticism, the accurate description of what the upper-class sounds and looks like might be a good place to start.
This weekend in the UK saw people walking about sporting red poppies on their lapels. It was Armistice Day on Friday, and yesterday, Sunday, was Remembrance Day.
It has been quite some time after Georges Sorel has proposed the idea of General Strike.More than a hundred years has passed since then, but looking at the contemporary anti-capitalist movement, this concept comes to mind more often. This syndicalist statement has become more relevant in postindustrial and postmodern times.