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The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Described as “the quintessential novel of the Lost Generation,” The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway’s first masterpieces that established him as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. 373 more words

Book Reviews

Basking In The Sun

Just over a year after Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces, signifying the end of WWII, much of Germany lay devastated. Potsdam Square, the Times Square of Berlin, was ashes. 48 more words


The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea (Yukio Mishima – 1963, 1994 Vintage International)

The Japanese writer Yukio Mishima was already a famous and popular figure in his native country before he attempted to overthrow his regional government and killed himself in 1970.  1,324 more words


Till The End of Time (1946)

Guy Madison (to whom Canadian avant gardist Guy Maddin owes his moniker) is the young Marine home from WW2, a typical draftee after Pearl Harbour and college dropout, whose parents welcome him back but stop him from discussing his experiences. 168 more words



As he stared at it, the great looking-glass seemed to shimmer, and Bernard trembled.
So he’d been a baby once – hadn’t everyone been a baby? 1,096 more words


"New Town Utopia"

“I found the transcript of the New Towns Bill drawn up for parliament in 1946. It’s a lyrical impassioned speech…”

For the latest in my series about those who work on the urban past today, I was lucky enough to speak with 

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Urban History

My 1950's Apartment

To be honest, having grown up in original 1950’s round-edged, flat-painted, heavy- corniced apartments, I delighted in pine furnished, clean-edged Conran curtained modern sixties decor for my first home. 487 more words