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Review: The demons that dogged Charles Dickens

Veteran biographer A.N. Wilson takes on one of the most popular, prolific and puzzling writers in English literature in "The Mystery of Charles Dickens." Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-08-06 14:00:54 UTC ]
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To Be the Poet of Troy: An Interview with Mosab Abu Toha by Philip Metres

After finding an anthology of English literature in the rubble of the Islamic University of Gaza during the 2014 Israeli bombing, Mosab Abu Toha had a dream: founding an English language library in one of the most confined, crowded, and isolated places in the world. According to the “We Are Not... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-07-22 08:47:29 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Ballads in English Literature

Traditionally, a ballad was a song that was designed to be danced to, as the etymology of the word, Provençal balada meaning ‘dance, song to dance to’, ultimately from late Latin ballare. The great British ballads – and we say ‘British’ because many of them were Scottish rather than English... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-06-14 14:00:45 UTC ]
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10 of the Most Accessible Poets in English Literature

How many times have you heard someone say, ‘I don’t read poetry. I just don’t get it.’ Or perhaps, ‘Why can’t poets just come out and say what they want to say? Why say something in such a way?’ For many people, poetry is ‘difficult’. But whilst it’s true that […] The post 10 of the Most... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-05-30 14:00:36 UTC ]
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The True Meaning of the Phrase ‘More Honoured in the Breach than the Observance’

In this week’s Dispatches from The Secret Library, Dr Oliver Tearle examines a famous phrase derived from Shakespeare The old line about Hamlet, that it’s ‘too full of quotations’, wittily sums up the play’s influence on not just English literature but on the everyday language we use. Many of us... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-05-29 14:00:47 UTC ]
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BEYOND THE BARD: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Guest Blogger: Prof Katy Shaw, University of Northumbria, Vice-Chair of BACLS – the British Association of Literary Studies – and executive committee member of University English, the national subject association. In recent years there has been a rapid rise in the teaching of English Literature... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

[ British Council global | 2020-05-18 09:30:54 UTC ]
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Jeremy Trafford obituary

Jeremy Trafford, who has died aged 85 after contracting Covid-19, was a publisher, teacher and writer. I met him in the late 1970s, while supply teaching at the London Oratory school, in west London, where he taught English literature in the sixth form. He was a brilliant teacher, who inspired... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-05-05 11:07:04 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Narrative Poems in English Literature

When we think of poems, these days most people probably automatically think of lyric poems: usually quite short poems which describe the poet’s (or an imagined speaker’s) thoughts and feelings. But from the epic poems of Homer to the Border Ballads of the Middle Ages to notable contemporary... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-04-29 14:00:40 UTC ]
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12 of the Best Books of Literary Criticism Everyone Should Read

Literary criticism (or even ‘literary theory’) goes back as far as ancient Greece, and Aristotle’s Poetics. But the rise of English Literature as a university subject, at the beginning of the twentieth century, led to literary criticism focusing on English literature – everything from... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-04-15 14:00:07 UTC ]
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10 of the Best Sestinas in English

The sestina form is thought to have been created by Provencal troubadours – and possibly by one specific troubadour, Arnaut Daniel – in around 1200. However, it didn’t arrive in English literature until the late 1570s, when both Sir Philip Sidney and Edmund Spenser, poets at the court of Queen... Continue reading at 'Interesting Literature'

[ Interesting Literature | 2020-03-04 15:00:47 UTC ]
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The Graveyard Talks Back: Arundhati Roy on Fiction in the Time of Fake News

Below is the text of the 2020 Clark Lecture in English Literature instituted by Trinity College, Cambridge. * Thank you for inviting me to deliver this, the Clark Lecture, now in its 152nd year. When I received the invitation, I scrolled down the list of previous speakers, the many “Sirs” and... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-02-12 09:49:50 UTC ]
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On my radar: Emma Jane Unsworth’s cultural highlights

The novelist on William Blake, crying through Greta Gerwig’s Little Women and an insightful poem about teenage masturbationBorn in Bury, Greater Manchester, in 1978, Emma Jane Unsworth studied English literature at the University of Liverpool and received an MA from Manchester University’s... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-01-26 10:00:20 UTC ]
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Reimagining Folktales, But for the Ear: A Conversation with Mahsuda Snaith, by Carolyne Larrington

Interviews Carolyne Larrington Audible’s new fiction podcast, Hag, launching August 29, features eight reimaginings of traditional British folktales by eight contemporary female writers, with folktales chosen from across the UK. The collection will be... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-08-30 14:21:50 UTC ]
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Of Tibetans’ Disenchantment, Reclamation, and New Literacy Space: In Conversation with Tenzin Dickie, by Shelly Bhoil

Interviews Shelly Bhoil Tenzin Dickie is a Tibetan writer and translator and editor of The Treasury of Lives, a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia, and the Himalayan region. Her edited anthology, Old Demons, New Deities: 21 Short Stories from... Continue reading at 'World Literature Today'

[ World Literature Today | 2019-06-25 14:25:59 UTC ]
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The Book of Dust, Volume 1

You should not use the word love lightly. Love, about a person, means that every inch of them delights you, even the parts that also cause you pain or terror. It means you care about their flourishing; their way of seeing is dear to you; you want to stroke their hair and serve them cocoa; their... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2017-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Introducing Tristram Shandy

The people have spoken: The first title we’ll be reading for the Slate Academy series A Year in Great books will be The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne. And we’ll let you in on a secret: This was our favorite choice of the four as well. Join us as we explore... Continue reading at 'Slate'

[ Slate | 2016-01-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Call for cut-price classics in schools

Publishers are urged to offer schools access to the great works of English literature at low cost by the Education Secretary. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2015-09-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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MH Abrams, Norton anthology founder, influential critic, dead at age 102

Esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker helped shape the modern literary canon and wrote one of the 20th century’s most acclaimed works of criticismMH Abrams, an esteemed critic and teacher who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2015-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shakespeare Folio found in France

A rare Shakespeare First Folio, regarded as the most important book in English literature, is discovered in a small French town. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2014-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Can Foreign Authors Use China’s Social Media to Acquire Readers?

China's Douban is experimenting with crowdsourced translations of English literature, including SF and short stories by David Mitchell. Can it help authors enter the market? Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2013-08-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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