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Is Sally Rooney Worth Your Time? Rating Normal People, Conversations ...

Irish novelist Sally Rooney unravels the similar overeducated and anxious characters in different words. Her dialogues are filled with discourse or complaints on Marxism, classism, late capitalism, identity and gender politics (even more likely to take place during a vacation in Southern Europe). Her novels continue to divide readers; some find her social complications infuriating and her characters unreliable, as did John Maier who finds them indulging in ‘almost pathological degree of highly absorbed self-examination‘. Despite receiving criticism that her ...
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Magical Realism Beyond Latin America: 10 Must-Read Authors

Welcome, fellow explorers of the literary realm! Today, we embark on a captivating journey into the enchanting world of magical realism, a genre that transcends borders and cultures to offer readers a unique blend of reality and fantasy. While magical realism is often associated with Latin American literature, its influence extends far beyond, shaping narratives across the globe. Join us as we delve into the depths of this mesmerising genre and uncover its manifestations in diverse cultural landscapes.
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World’s Wife Collection by Carol Ann Duffy: Retelling of World’s ...

Written by the British poet Carol Ann Duffy, World’s Wife collection presents the reader with many familiar characters from famous stories, myths and fairy tales. The collection reimagines and retells the stories of women from famous historical tales and mythology with a modern feminist twist.
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Love from the Pink Palace: Intense Memoirs of Jill Nalder ...

“Love from the Pink Palace” is a memoir by Jill Nalder, a Welsh actress and activist who lived in London during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s. The book is based on her true stories and experiences, which inspired the hit TV series “It’s a Sin” by Russell T Davies. Join us while we review the book and explain why it is a must-read for anyone interested in that era’s history, culture, and human drama.
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Exploring the Depths of “The Whale’s Tattoo”: A Unique Perspective ...

Embark on a journey into the depths of LGBTQ+ literature with Jon Ransom’s “The Whale’s Tattoo,” the best-selling novel in the UK in 2023. This debut work offers a distinctive experience, challenging clichés with a fresh narrative that delves into the complexities of gay life. Ransom’s unique prose transports readers to an emotional landscape where death, love, and redemption intertwine in an unforgettable plot.
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Lesbianism and Vampirism in Le Fanu’s Carmilla

In various cultures throughout history, the vampire myth has constantly evolved to reflect changing beliefs, fears and social anxieties. However, the modern presentation of the vampire in Western culture owes much of its heritage to the gothic fiction of the nineteenth century. Let´s explore vampirism in Le Fanu´s Carmilla.
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Unveiling the Beguiling Ghosts of the UK: Isle Haunts Revealed

Arе you prеparеd to еmbark on a journey into the еnigmatic rеalm of ghosts? Bracе yoursеlf for an еxhilarating odyssеy as we uncovеr thе ееriе history of thе UK. The UK is rеnownеd for its chilling talеs of spеctеrs inhabiting anciеnt castlеs, gravеyards, and hauntеd inns. Thеsе ghostly accounts havе mеsmеrizеd both skеptics and dеvout believers in thе supеrnatural.
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Frantz Fanon’s Insightful Analysis: 5 Transformative Lessons from ‘The Wretched ...

Frantz Fanon examines the effects of colonialism in his book ‘The Wretched of the Earth’ (TWOFE) by reviewing the decolonisation process and global advancements in freedom. This book also emphasises how colonialism reduced the human dignity of those violently colonised and the clear need for a robust response to remove colonialism as well as its overall effect on the psyche of the people.
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Why Were So Many Victorian Ghost Stories Written by Women? 

The nineteenth century is renowned for its technological innovation and scientific advancement. However, as knowledge of the world increased, Victorian Britain became increasingly fascinated with what was more difficult to explain: the supernatural. Let´s dive into ghost stories written by women in the Golden Era.
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Book Review: “The Creative Act: A Way of Being” By ...

Rick Rubin is a legendary music producer and a profound thinker who has offered invaluable insight into the creative process with his book The Creative Act: A Way of Being. His work in the music industry and his perspectives on creativity inspire countless individuals to embrace their artistic spirit and live authentically. Rick Rubin’s impact on music and the creative world is immeasurable, and his book is a testament to his enduring influence as both a producer and visionary.