Katherine Mansfield’s “A Pic-Nic”

Katherine Mansfield’s “A Pic-Nic”

Katherine Mansfield alludes to her unhappiness in a poem titled “Pic-Nic” (never published). Bandol, a sea resort in the south of France, where she went to regain her health may have been the location of the poem. The poem describes two women in white at the beach....
Charles Bukowski’s “Some Picnic “

Charles Bukowski’s “Some Picnic “

Charles Bukowski’s “Some Picnic ” is mean-spirited –what a picnic ought not to be. I rank it among the most unpleasant and psychologically cruel. When Bukowski says he, his girlfriend Jane and his parents picnicked and “made a...
Virgil’s Aeneid and the Trojans’ First Meal in Latium

Virgil’s Aeneid and the Trojans’ First Meal in Latium

Virgil’s Aeneid tells the story that when Aeneas and his troop landed in Latium, they were so hungry they ate the thick slices of stale bread that served as trenchers. This may seem insignificant, but according to prophecy this meant they had reached the place to...