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subject, matter, and form

“Poetry is an art, and the artist in poetry is one who writes for pure and noble pleasure the thing he writes, and who desires to give to others the same or a similar pleasure by his poems which he had in writing them. 62 more words


30 Interesting Facts about Books

30 fun facts about books, in honour of World Book Day 2015

SF writer Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) is the only author to have published a book in all ten Dewey library categories. 637 more words


The Corner Shop

On a deadline I am running to the corner shop. An interesting little outlet. He stands on his feet from dusk till dawn, but it’s not this what astounds me. 291 more words

Current Affairs

Some thoughts on Patrick Leigh Fermor and The Broken Road.

“Get on with it man!” (Believe it or not Patrick Leigh Fermor also enjoyed writing breaks in between smoking cigarettes and admiring the view from the terrace of his Greek home).  2,008 more words

Twentieth Century Literature

let's talk dissertation

So the undergraduate English dissertation in St Andrews is 10,000 words handed in at the end of the first semester in December.
When you first start thinking about what you want to write about (the freedom is exhilarating) the dissertation is still like a distant dream. 691 more words

English Literature

So it begins!

“Hi, I’m Jake Bufton, a 19 year old currently studying English Literature in London. Lately I’ve been getting a bit excited about photography and writing in general, and hence this blog burst into existence. 31 more words


It’s been a long time since I posted anything – a reflection of this being the busiest half of the year I suspect.  So I thought I would dig out one of the many draft posts I’ve written but sat on (rather than published).   1,783 more words

Journey With God