A summary of the Royal Society of Literature’s inaugural celebration of Virginia Woolf’s ‘Mrs Dalloway’.
‘Men may congratulate themselves for writing truly and passionately about movements of nations; they may consider war and the search for God to be great literature’s only subjects; but if men’s standing in the world could be toppled by an ill-advised choice of hat, English literature would be dramatically changed.’
A review of Maxine Peake and Sarah Frankcom’s take on Beckett’s unique play, at the Royal Exchange, Manchester (June 2018 production).
Kicking off the blog tour for Ruth Estevez’s brand-new young adult novel.
‘Away she hurried, not beautiful, not supremely brilliant, but filled with something that took the place of both qualities – something best described as a profound vivacity, a continual and sincere response to all that she encountered in her path through life.’
– Howards End, EM Forster
A review of Thomas Hardy’s powerfully emotive, powerfully female tragedy.
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