This is not a plot driven novel.
Virginia Woolf gave up on the deceit of plot and instead wrote in a stream of
consciousness narration- the unbroken flow of thought in the mind. It tries to
represent or capture the way that our minds actually perceive the
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by 1918 a lot of the cities and country sides were literally a wasteland as a result of
the first world war
Wars before WW1 wars were glorious. It was hard to see the glory in the first world
The wasteland is not a single beauty. I
Samuel Becket and Charlie Chaplin are without pretence; they are not pretentious.
This is not true of Eliot or Woolf.
Was it to be laughter or tears?. It came to the same thing in the end
Belacqua Shuan, in More Kicks than Pricks (1934)
Choosing the old o
Chinua Achebe is the father of African Literature and things fall apart is one of the
first examples of post-colonian literature
But it is not the first african novel or the first novel from a former colony. So why is
it so important?
First novel to offer
synecdoche- using part of something to represent a whole.
"For our family, the car has brought a closer association than seems possible in any other
Lolita is a satire of 1950's America but it is not just that
the difference betw
it takes place on the last day of summer- the day that princess diana died.
In this novel- someone who is not as remarkable also dies
Jon McGregor's first novel
published in 2002 by the same publisher as J.K. Rowling
took acid once when h