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5 Greatest Anita Brookner Novels

Tessa Hadley (The Guardian) picks her top five

I had such a mistaken idea about Anita Brookner’s novels, until I picked up The Latecomers… 227 more words

20th Century

Did you know you're reading "fan fiction"?

Fan fiction is loosely defined as written works that feature characters and elements from a TV series, a film, or a book. Without fan fiction we wouldn’t have works like “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.” 221 more words

Arts & Entertainment

"Jack" and "Ursula" by Francis Wyndham

How someone who is not really part of your life can be such a large part of your life.

Francis Wyndham won the latest round in my little tournament of short stories, defeating two stories from… 289 more words

Book Review

Full Moon

I could feel my body yearning for it.

As night approached, my body was tense and anxious. I couldn’t keep myself focused on anything. I had a strong urge to run, to keep moving. 267 more words

Random Thoughts

Lord of the Flies Quote Bank

The third and final text I study for English Literature, and have made a quote bank for, is William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. As the novel is much longer than the other texts I’ve studied, I’m afraid this quote document is rather long! 44 more words

English Literature


A/N: Week 19!

The theatre is empty.

It always is at this time of night. Outside, she can hear the buzz of the city, alight with music, loud chatter and the growl of car engines. 220 more words

Creative Writing

Masculinity - Streetcar Themes

Image: Marlon Brando© Kitchen With a View

“There’s even something-sub-human-something not quite to the stage of humanity yet!…Stanley Kowalski-survivor of the Stone Age! Bearing the raw meat home from the kill in the jungle!” 405 more words

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