A review of Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney’s illuminating exploration of female literary friendship.
A review of the RSC’s current production of Shakespeare’s monumental play.
Who needs dictionaries when we have good writers?
28 / 01 / 17
Reflecting on Mary Wollstonecraft’s seminal feminist work.
Originally posted on LibroLiv:
Frankenstein was first published 200 years ago as of this year! Crazy, right? Now, I don’t know what Mary Shelley was thinking when she wrote it, but today I’m going to be looking at Frankenstein from a modern perspective and in a modern context. I hope you enjoy! Much has changed…
“But we need the books that affect us like a disaster, that grieve us deeply, like the death of someone we loved more than ourselves, like being banished into forests far from everyone, like a suicide. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” From Franz Kafka’s personal correspondence
Another really, really, really short story. Dead on 80 words.
A reflection on one of my most beloved books, second time around.
‘If I was bound for hell let it be hell. No more false heavens. No more damned magic.’
– Wide Sargasso Sea, Jean Rhys
You really have to start a report on an event at the Portico Library with a comment about being seated under its magnificent domed ceiling (which you can see on the picture). On this particular Thursday in November, it boasted the added bonus of sheltering an award-winning poet. Urmston Grammar English Literature A-Level students got…
Emily Brontë’s three-stanza poem manages to burst with the happiness which hope can bring in twelve stunning lines.
‘With you she will sit silent as long as it suits you to talk alone; you can hold her under a potent spell: intelligent as she is, eloquent as she can be, you can seal her lips, and veil her bright countenance with diffidence.’ From The Professor by Charlotte Brontë This is the first in a…