Hubert J. Watergipridget remains a still somewhat unknown author. Yet his body of work remains as influential as ever.
The reason English-speaking readers can barely tell the difference between Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky is that they aren’t reading the prose of either one. They’re reading Constance Garnett.Joseph Brodsky Several years ago I studied a postgraduate course in medieval history. During the overview the advisor had some choice words for myself and the other students: “You … Continue reading Why I Refuse to Read Translations
Of the short stories, poems, novels, articles, and essays written by Hubert J. Watergipridget, it is perhaps The Room With The Light On Even Though It Was The Middle Of The Day that is most open to interpretation. Adding to the confusion is the prevailing assumption that it is not known precisely when Watergipridget sat … Continue reading Dating Hubert J. Watergipridget’s Most Famous Work
This is a short story written by (un)renowned author Hubert J. Watergipridget. I like it so much that I have uploaded it for your enjoyment. Enjoy. In the rather odd town of Oddington, Burnell Manor is considered something of an oddity. For a house to be viewed as odd in a town known and named … Continue reading The House with the Light on Even Though It Was the Middle of the Day
Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is a cultural phenomenon. It seems that is impossible to go your life without experiencing his gothic novella in some medium or other. Off the top of my head, I have seen various TV adapatations of the story, with actors such as James Nesbitt, … Continue reading The Tedious Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
I do not read the news much these days. I would like to say it is because the school of journalistic thought has become one of hysterical pandering over nonsense. If the topic of the hour isn't Brexit and someone bleating on about the lack of progress, then it is about Trump or whatever else … Continue reading The Problem with the Journalists of Today
When Diogenes of Sinope walked through the streets of Athens with a lit lamp in his hand, he was said to be seeking an honest man. Instead, to his dismay, all he found was scoundrels. In a rather different way, Hubert J. Watergipridget also sought out virtue and honesty in its purest form. Where he … Continue reading Consistency is for Cowards; Hypocrisy for Heroes: A Literature Review