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Kubrick’s Labyrinth of the Mind

6 November 2014

Francesco Casetti says, “To present a story that has already been told, means to explore how cinema is capable of renewing and intensifying the relationship between text, representation, and spectatorship” (Casetti 84). 1,335 more words

Literary Criticism

77. (R.H. Hutton)

One of the chief differences between eighteenth- and nineteenth-century voices of critical prose is that the former wrote for the salon or coffee house; for rooms that could hold fewer voices, where no voice dominated quite as easily. 2,705 more words

Brief Essays

Review: Mistress of Rome (The Empress of Rome #1) by Kate Quinn

Thea has known nothing but pain for most of her life. Sold as a slave from Judea, the young Jewish girl now lives in Rome and works in the house of a cruel mistress, Lepida. 736 more words


Repetition and narrative time in Muriel Spark’s ‘The Bachelors’, ‘The Ballad of Peckham Rye’ and ‘A Member of the Family’

This essay is not far short of 11,000 words, so I’ve posted the opening section here as a taster, followed by a pdf for download. 605 more words

Muriel Spark

E.L. James Launches a Twitter Q&A, and it Goes Exactly how You'd Expect


Let me first say that I have no reason to criticize her. She’s made a career out of writing. One which you and I would both trade for in a heartbeat if we could. 487 more words


Notes from an old college handout, 1960

By Abbé Ernest Dimnet : “Dimnet invites the reader into a state of honesty, where he evaluates himself as a thoughtful human being.” 164 more words

Education And Learning

Why Gaming is Literature

Studying literature is one of those experiences that can transform a person, allowing them to see the world through different eyes- those of another person, real or imaginary. 383 more words