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Framed (Venezia 119)

It was the total absence of traffic in the city that allowed visitors the freedom to become so easily lost.

Without a specific destination, the visitors chose routes as they might choose a colour, and even the precise manner in which they became lost expressed their cumulative choices, their will.

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Does size really matter?

About two months ago I came across an article in the Telegraph in which the novelist Ian McEwan denounced overly long novels in favour of shorter works. 534 more words

English Literature

Ian McEwan's 'The Children Act' Is Thought Provoking [REVIEW]

Sometimes a traumatic event can stifle the lines of communication between spouses. 295 more words


Growing up in a 'Broken' world

Ian McEwan’s “Atonement” makes your heart hurt. In case you haven’t read it (or seen the BAFTA-winning film the novel’s based on), “Atonement’s” about a young girl with a wild imagination; 13-year-0ld Briony Tallis thinks more than she sees — and what she sees she doesn’t fully understand. 608 more words


More Disappointment - A Review of The Children Act

Mr McEwan, you have let me down again.  Sometimes we get along so well.  Remember Saturday? Amsterdam? Atonement?  Then there was that… 296 more words

'The Children Act' by Ian McEwan

Fiona Maye is a High Court judge. She presides in family court with a fierce loyalty and intelligence. She is an accomplished pianist. Her life has been filled with hard work and a passion for her job and she now finds herself at a middle aged crossroads. 282 more words


Book Review: Atonement by Ian McEwan

I’m a big fan of Ian McEwan and it all started with this book. I read Atonement several months before the famous film came out, and I still don’t know which I love more. 437 more words