The stuff of legend.
Norse mythology is having a moment as a leading author re-tells the tales for a new generation.
The ‘sky in silver lace’ is Vivienne’s euphemistic metaphor for the encroaching hard times.
The Melling sisters — like Alcott’s March sisters and Austen’s Bennetts — are four girls who become women during the course of Robin Klein's trilogy of novels. The Sky in Silver Lace is the most bittersweet of the three.
The lychgate of the Camel’s Back Road Cemetery.
Are the the hauntings at Landour just practical fictions amidst the solitude of the hills?
Though sharing with Fifty Shades the overall themes of sexual domination and submission, Story of O remains a work of substantial literary merit.
In the face of planetary problems such as climate change, does national citizenship lose its meaning?
For all its millions of female readers, romance fiction has been dismissed as sappy, trashy and dangerous to read.
Can a gender studies academic also write Mills and Boon novels? And can purple prose be as empowering as a pink pussy hat? The answer is yes, and yes again.
One can find reading material to suit all tastes.
From censorship, to mainstream, to Donald Trump: erotica has a long and varied history.
What stories can teach children about the world.
Real fictions: Édouard Louis.
'Autofiction' has an important role to play in this new post-truth world.
A termite mound in Cape Range National Park: WA’s geography has helped shape its writers.
With its dramatic landscape, relative isolation and vibrant counter culture, Western Australia has a thriving writing scene. But government funding cuts are biting.
The best selling book on Amazon is '1984' – which was originally published in 1949. A historian from Case Western Reserve University considers how the novel resonates with today's reality.
‘Maus’ and ‘Watchmen’ are two of the most well-known graphic novels.
The graphic novel has become a literary phenomenon, but the name doesn't adequately describe the medium's flexibility, diversity and potential.
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Virginia Woolf's archive can be seen as a serious resource for research into the experience of hearing voices.
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Tolkien and Zamenhof are two of imaginary languages' most successful proponents – yet their aims were very different.
The film is a powerful reworking of the novel by Japanese novelist Endō Shūsaku.
From the cover of JG Ballard’s ‘Concrete Island’.
A number of novels provide links between risk-assessment, financial speculation, and terrorism. But simultaneously, real life terror in 2016 renders writing about it completely and utterly pointless.
The original scroll on which the Marquis de Sade wrote the draft of ‘The 120 Days of Sodom.’
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Arguably the most obscene and offensive work of fiction ever written is going to be sold in America as a mainstream classic for the first time.
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The Cuban leader even acted as an unofficial editor for the Nobel Prize-winning author.
The famous story of a group of schoolboys trapped on an island is more than a little reminiscent of the real world right now.
The centenary of Natsume Soseki’s death this year is being marked by numerous events, not least his resurrection in robotic form.