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35. 'Hard Times' by Charles Dickens

I realized the other day that it has been several years since I read anything by Dickens. As a professed book lover, this slight needs to be remedied immediately. 540 more words


Peer Review (Samantha 'Audrey' Bowles)

Dear Audrey,

After poring through your blog all I can say your work is very inspiring! I say that, because it has helped me get started on my own. 171 more words

Australian Literature

Silas Marner: A Fireside Read to Warm Your Hearth and Heart

Silas Marner, George Eliot, 1861

In the novella, Silas Marner, George Eliot merges realism and fairy tale. Unlike, most European folk tales, the story begins in a Grimm place and ends up somewhere homey and heartwarming. 347 more words

Book Review

Blog Two: "A letter to Alexander Gilchrist: who in Palmer's name was Blake?".

In his letter to Alexander Gilchrist (pg. 514-517), Samuel Palmer embellishes Blake with quelled reverence. It gives a wonderful insight into the many impressions Palmer had for Blake. 338 more words

Australian Literature

Peer Review (Isabella Markoska)

Dear Isabella,

Firstly, I would like to see more blogs from you. I know that I have been recently no-better than you in this regard, but I do not change my view – it is a good feeling to get things done! 102 more words

Australian Literature

Monday musings on Australian Literature: The Vagabond

Quite by accident – no, I tell a lie, it was through a link sent by a good friend (thanks Kate) – I came across “The Vagabond”, a mysterious journalist who wrote for Australian newspapers – primarily in Victoria – in the late 19th century. 1,446 more words

Australian Literature

The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants, by Feodor Dostoievsky

I’ve seen the term “completist” used to describe a fan who tries to obtain every work of a given artist. For instance, a band might have one or more obscure CDs that were only released in foreign countries or had very low sales, and maybe a rerelease with added bonus tracks that appear nowhere else, as well as a greatest hits compilation to which they added other versions of a couple of their hit songs or whatever. 1,157 more words