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All the Books I’ve Read in 2014

Amir and Khadil, Zahra’s Paradise Atef Abu Saif, The Book of Gaza Radwa Ashour, Spectres Margaret Atwood, Surfacing Jo Baker, Longbourne M. Barrie, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens Max Barry, Lexicon Julian Barnes, A History of the World in 10 … Continue reading

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SERIES: Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife Carnivalesque and Grotesque / ‘Angels’ and ‘Monsters’ – SALOME

‘Women were not only writing, they were conceiving fictional worlds in which patriarchal images and conventions were severely, radically revised’ (Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar) ‘SALOME’ Sexuality is most typically expressed through bodily activity that is linked to the lower … Continue reading

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SERIES: Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife Carnivalesque and Grotesque / ‘Angels’ and ‘Monsters’ – PYGMALION’S BRIDE

‘Women were not only writing, they were conceiving fictional worlds in which patriarchal images and conventions were severely, radically revised’ (Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar)  ‘PYGMALION’S BRIDE’ Gilbert and Gubar argue that women must simultaneously kill the ‘aesthetic ideal through … Continue reading

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SERIES: Carol Ann Duffy’s The World’s Wife: Carnivalesque and Grotesque / ‘Angels’ and ‘Monsters’

‘Women were not only writing, they were conceiving fictional worlds in which patriarchal images and conventions were severely, radically revised’ (Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar)  INTRODUCTION Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar conceptualise the female figure, represented in literature as ‘angel’ … Continue reading

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‘The Pomegranates of Kandahar’, by Sarah Maguire

A short close reading of Sarah Maguire’s phenomenal and beautiful poem. ‘[S]mall shards of sweetness’.[1] Sarah Maguire’s ‘The Pomegranates of Kandahar’ is a long oxymoron that is wholly apparent in this single line. The ‘shards’, that which is broken, and … Continue reading

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