Books & Essays
Every month begins with a paper I wrote about the Arts:
The Snowpiercer Saga
With the Snowpiercer season 1 finale around the corner, why not dive into the odyssey on which this whole fanchise was…
Chapkoondo, Ring of Fury, Xinjiaquan: The tragic history of Martial Arts in Singapore
Whether in sports or fiction, be they for fighting or pure form, martial arts appear not to resonate with Singaporean…
The Three Dark Princes of German Horror
When a trip to the used book stores leads you to the discovery of the Gustav Meyrink, Hanns Heinz Ewers, Karl Hans…
A Trail of Lighthouse Movies
Robert Eggers’, Aislinn Clarke’s and Jean Grémillon’s movies seem to all share the same roots.
A brief History of Killing Children through Competition (in Fiction)
A paper exploring the history of societal infanticide through games in fiction. For the Greater Good !
A Trail of… Plagiarism?
Did Maurice Renard really copy Edgar Allan Poe? What about Ewers and Erckmann-Chatrian? And McKenzie?
The Horla as a study of French snobism
Something can be said of the way the French education system treats Maupassant’s most famous fantastic tale.
Marcel Schwob, the French Scheherazade
Marcel Schwob lived in the early 1900s and wrote mostly short fictions.