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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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Apocalypse and David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas

Kermode’s ‘apocalyptic types’:- -Empire -Decadence and renovation -Progress and catastrophe Cloud Atlas –Empire – Ewing’s colonial themed nineteenth-century narrative. –Decadence – Frobisher’s richly indulgent narrative (pre WW-II). –Renovation – Lusia Rey’s period of industrial growth/change in 1970s America. –Progress – … Continue reading

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Books I Read in 2013

The White Tiger, Aravind Adiga The Wandering Falcon, Jamil Ahmad Brick Lane, Monica Ali Crash, J. G. Ballard A History of the World in 10 ½ Chapters, Julian Barnes Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament, S. G. Browne … Continue reading

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‘Down the Rabbit-Hole’: Part Three

Part Three: Conquering the ‘Nightmare’/ Claiming the Crown To grow up, the girls must overcome the ‘nightmare’ represented by the tyrannical, false Queen: the instigator of chaos and/or violence. Sally Adair Rigsbee writes that ‘[b]elieving in the reality of the … Continue reading

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