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Epic!!! One Avid Reader Has Proven That The Characters in Paradise Lost Never Take Off Their Shoes
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Epic!!! One Avid Reader Has Proven That The Characters in Paradise Lost Never Take Off Their Shoes

I don’t use the word ‘hero’ often. Usually I only use it to describe everybody who manages to climb a hill at some point, and not even really a steep hill, but in this case I am willing to make an exception. Eric Sandcastleton loves Paradise Lost, and after thirty years of close reading of … Continue reading

Jane Eyre: Newly Unearthed Letters show That Mr. Rochester Was Originally Intended to Have Hidden a Wife in Every Room of His 416 Room Mansion
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Jane Eyre: Newly Unearthed Letters show That Mr. Rochester Was Originally Intended to Have Hidden a Wife in Every Room of His 416 Room Mansion

Charlotte Bronte’s* Jane Eyre is considered a classic in literary history, and rightly so. Its themes of dying of easily preventable diseases and women being inside rooms remain as relevant today as they were when she first wrote them. But evidence unearthed recently indicate that Jane Eyre could have been a very different novel. In … Continue reading

Great News! H.P. Lovecraft Scholar Says That The Racism In His Books Was ‘Pretty Typical For the Era, So, You Know, Don’t Worry About It’
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Great News! H.P. Lovecraft Scholar Says That The Racism In His Books Was ‘Pretty Typical For the Era, So, You Know, Don’t Worry About It’

I love me some H.P. Lovecraft. His stories about weird shit happening and words I can’t pronounce have helped shape the horror genre as it is today. But in every story there’s a moment where he’s like ‘and this is the fault of black people’ or says something else incredibly racist. Awkward!!!!! This brings up … Continue reading

Wow! The Harry Potter Books Taught This Kid To Love Reading, But That Didn’t Stop His Parents From Getting Divorced
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Wow! The Harry Potter Books Taught This Kid To Love Reading, But That Didn’t Stop His Parents From Getting Divorced

Well doesn’t this story just inspire you. When little Jimmy Buffett learned that his parents were divorcing, he buried himself in the magical world of Harry Potter so that he didn’t have to process what was happening. Starting with The Philosopher’s Stone, within just a few short weeks he’d read his way all the way … Continue reading

There Are Only Seven Basic Plots in All Storytelling, But None of Them Explain Why My Plane Was Redirected from Coventry to Dulles International Airport
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There Are Only Seven Basic Plots in All Storytelling, But None of Them Explain Why My Plane Was Redirected from Coventry to Dulles International Airport

According to Jungian literary critic Christopher Booker, there are only seven basic plots in all of literary writing. I planned to write an article on these seven basic plots on my short flight from Heathrow to Coventry, but somehow I’ve ended up at Dulles International Airport in the USA. And somehow I didn’t even notice … Continue reading