Lisa Edwards

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166. PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY: Ozymandias

<b>MORE POETRY COMICS: Ithaka. Invictus. Phenomenal Woman. The Road Not Taken.</b> <br>Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822) was an English poet. <i>Ozymandias</i> is …

130. SYLVIA PLATH: The fig tree

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) was an American poet and author. Showing a talent for poetry at a young age (she had a poem published when she was 8), Plath …

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Elegy for a Dead World on Steam

Reviews<p>“And there, I think, is where Elegy will really succeed. It’s lovely to write your own short tale, but it can be even more fun to then read …

Shakespeare Explains the 2016 Election

In the early 1590s, Shakespeare sat down to write a play that addressed a problem: How could a great country wind up being governed by a sociopath?<p>The problem was not England’s, where a woman of exceptional intelligence and stamina had been on the throne for more than 30 years, but it had long …

Le Carre's The Spy Who Came In From The Cold: A Structuralist Reading | Martin | Sydney Studies in English

'Superbly constructed, with an atmosphere of chilly hell' - that was J. B. Priestley's view of John Le Carre's 1963 novel, The Spy Who Came In From …

Rereading: The Spy Who Came in from the Cold by John le Carré

"What do you think spies are: priests, saints, martyrs? They're a squalid procession of vain fools, traitors, too, yes; pansies, sadists and drunkards, people who play cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten lives." The person responsible for this bitter rant is Alec Leamas, the deadpan …

10 of the Greatest Essays on Writing Ever Written – Page 7

<b>“The Ecstasy of Influence,” Jonathan Lethem, from The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, etc.. Read it here.</b><p>Here, Lethem discusses not just the …

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Shakespeare, Sir Thomas More, and the refugee migrants

Banksy’s 2014 take on immigrationThe story of the week: in fact the story of the summer, has been the displacement of people from war-torn and …

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Flesh-eating ulcer blamed on possums spreading to Melbourne

Cases of a flesh-eating ulcer have jumped to record levels and are on Melbourne's doorstep, medical experts say.<p>The number of Buruli, or Bairnsdale …

Your Favorites: 100 Best-Ever Teen Novels

It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category.<p>Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous …

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been right on course with David Ogilvy’s 10 no-nonsense tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, and various invaluable advice from other great writers.<p>Now comes Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, …

David Astle: Linguistic grandiloquence hides the message

Reaching the moon must rate among our grandest feats, yet every word Armstrong spoke existed intact some 500 years before the capsule touched down. …

The Two Minutes It Takes To Read This Will Improve Your Writing Forever

<i>Each week I share helpful ideas in my</i> <i>10 Ideas Worth Sharing</i> <i>newsletter.</i> <i>Sign up here</i> <i>to get next week’s ideas.</i><p>You’re busy, so I’ll keep this …

How to Start Your Novel: Advice From Literary Agents

<i>This column is excerpted from Guide to Literary Agents, from Writer’s Digest Books.</i><p>No one reads more prospective novel beginnings than literary …

“Let's talk about genre”: Neil Gaiman and Kazuo Ishiguro in conversation

The two literary heavyweights talk about the politics of storytelling, the art of the swordfight and why dragons are good for the economy.<p><i>Neil</i> …

‘The Shallows’ Is to Shark What ‘Gravity’ Was to Space, and Both Are Done Great Disservices By Words

In the first round of reviews that’ve come out about <i>Orphan</i> director Jaume Collet-Serra <i>The Shallows</i>, the movie’s been praised pretty much for what it …

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If you’re young and angry about the EU referendum, you’re right to be | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

By all means feel bitter, but please take heart. What those of you who voted stood up for was noble and one day will be again<p>Well, it’s happened. The UK is off. It’s sailing towards the horizon and we all know who to thank. A couple of days ago I found myself pleading with my demographic of younger …

The Power of Cautionary Questions: Neil Gaiman on Ray Bradbury’s ‘Fahrenheit 451,’ Why We Read, and How Speculative Storytelling Enlarges Our Humanity

“Ideas, written ideas, are special. They are the way we transmit our stories … from one generation to the next. If we lose them, we lose our shared history. We lose much of what makes us human.”<p><i>“The important thing,”</i> Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in contemplating the cultural role of speculative fiction …

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How to Write a Killer Thesis Statement

<i>This post was originally published in April 2016</i><p>We've all been there: sitting in front of a blank word document, staring down the blinking cursor, a …