The book goes over a bunch of different pieces both written and drawn, painted etc. The book states on the back that it is a view on what literature teaches us about life and while reading the book you’ll find this to be quite true. A lot of the pieces within the book represent pain, error and devastation, which are a few of my favorite types of art. I feel it is through these pieces that an artist can truly express their inner most thoughts and feelings.
2 pieces of literature that were covered in the book cause my attention. The first piece is a painting called ‘The Scream’. It was painted by Edvard Munch who was an expressionist painter. This painting represents the complete frustration, anger and sorrow that could be building up inside. It shows a person at their end and the expression of some many feelings coming to the surface at once.
Another piece I enjoyed learning about is called ‘Anxiety’. It shows a person with saddened eyes standing in a crowd, yet the crowd fades behind them as they walk alone. I could relate to this piece as anxiety is a big part of my life, and it was almost as if I could feel the emotions the character in the painting was feeling.
If you’d like to learn more about the pieces of art and literature from our history and get an more in depth analysis of these pieces, pick up ‘A scream goes through the house’ and add it to your book collection.