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Foregrounding in 'Gormenghast' and 'Wuthering Heights'

i) The Background to Foregrounding

Jan Mukařovský, one of the founding members of the Prague Linguistic Circle, explores the concept of foregrounding (aktualisace) in a paper entitled ‘Standard Language and Poetic Language’. 10,051 more words

Writing About Literature

Mr Peake & Mr Pye

So begins one of the quaintest and unusual short novels of the 20th century, Mervyn Peake’s Mr Pye. Harold Pye boards the Guernsey to Sark ferry in St Peter Port and in mid August I found myself following in his footsteps. 1,199 more words

Holiday

Colin West - Children's Poetry and Illustration

I was introduced into the witty world of Colin West when my children were little and we all enjoyed Pardon said the Giraffe and Not Me said the Monkey. 646 more words

Brian Wildsmith

Gormenghast: Titus Groan

With Gormenghast’s opening book, Mervyn Peake created a new zenith in the world of fantasy literature; an apex that stand on its own with sheer majestic grandeur of prose. 323 more words

Maniac Thoughts

Billion Year Spree

When I start a new piece my first consideration is theme. If it’s not SF I generally launch straight into it, knowing it’ll be out of the way in a day or two. 501 more words

Writing

Billion Year Spree

When I start a new piece my first consideration is theme. If it’s not SF I generally launch straight into it, knowing it’ll be out of the way in a day or two. 501 more words

Billion Year Spree

July 9: Happy Birthday Kelly McGillis and Chris Cooper

As we begin the second year of the birthday article series, it is appropriate that one of our headliners is a WTHH subject.  The other is one of the greatest character actors of our time. 1,383 more words

Celebrity Birthdays