Posts tagged Literature
Old Ladies and Murder Mysteries
Old Ladies and Murder Mysteries

An old Eastern European woman living alone in a remote village where people don’t pay any attention to her becomes involved in a murder mystery somehow connected to William Blake’s poetry while at odds with the police, who don’t take her seriously.

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Zadie Smith and M. Nourbese Philip: Narratives And Mythologies On Identity, Gender, And Language
Zadie Smith and M. Nourbese Philip: Narratives And Mythologies On Identity, Gender, And Language

Contemporary postcolonial literature is a wide and fruitful field of writing which engages in discourses of cultural identity. Often, these discourses are associated to other themes, such as language and gender. How do Zadie Smith and M. Nourbese Philip, two extraordinary contemporary women writers, position themselves in this field?

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Book Review: Autumn by Ali Smith
Book Review: Autumn by Ali Smith

Autumn is a bit different from previous Ali Smith novels. There is the usual word play, clever puns, metafictional element, 60s nostalgia, and most of all, those moments of simple, everyday, human connection that Ali Smith does so well. But this one is a much more urgent novel then her previous work.

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Frank-and-time: Truths of Science in Frankenstein and Penny Dreadful
Frank-and-time: Truths of Science in Frankenstein and Penny Dreadful

Mary Shelley's monster from Frankenstein has been taken and adapted many times. This time, we focus on the adaption which plays a role in the gothic TV series Penny Dreadful. By comparing the two, what is revealed about the way in which science and humanity relate to each other?

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Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt
Book Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The Secret History is Donna Tartt's debut novel, and it has now gained the status of a modern classic. Focusing on the lives of a group of privileged students and their eccentric and manipulative Classics professor, The Secret History is a study in morality, aesthetics, and intellectual vanity.

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