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Five Fascinating Facts about Anthony Trollope

A short biography of Anthony Trollope, told in five interesting pieces of trivia

1. Trollope invented the postbox. Well, sort of. Born in 1815, Trollope worked for the Post Office for 33 years until his retirement in 1867 – by which time he was making so much money from his writing that he could afford to live by his pen full-time. 674 more words


The Rookie Errors of an English Literature Student

Freshman year of University is a time for making friends, discoveries and lots and lots of mistakes. It is true that the best way to learn is from making mistakes, but the process of making mistakes and having to deal with them is not always the most pleasant. 1,122 more words


New Course: How to Read Poetry

Key Information:

Name: How to Read Poetry

Tutor: Professor John Lennard

Modules: 15

Module List:

  1. Metre 1: Rhythm
  2. Metre 2: Scansion
  3. Form 1: Internal Baggage…
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"Cry God for Harry, England and Saint George!"

Happy St George’s Day one and all! Happy birthday William Shakespeare! Happy World Book Night 2015! Today is a huge day for celebrating and I’ve been getting my patriotic on by reading some  268 more words


MH Abrams, Norton anthology founder, influential critic, dead at age 102 | Books | The Guardian

MH Abrams, an esteemed critic and teacher who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed works of criticism, has died.

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Back in freshman year in college for lit class we were asked to do a shrinklit poem where we shrink an entire story (play, novel, short story) into a poem. 252 more words