The 1921 play R.U.R. introduced the world to the word ‘robots’. Its plot is remarkably similar to robot stories told today.
The Regency period was full of gossip and scandal, something Bridgerton gets right. However, it leaves out the period's grim record on slavery.
Get past the first 100 pages and you'll see that Joyce's style of writing mostly goes against what philosophers understand of the stream of consciousness.
Based on Joanna Rakoff's memoir of working for JD Salinger's agent, the film lacks some of the wit but none of the heart of Joanna's story.
With the third national lockdown under way, how can E.M. Forster's neglected masterpiece help us survive the next few months?
Like a Rorschach test, the incident offers limitless interpretations. But newly published photographs of Yukio Mishima in his final weeks alive show an artist obsessed with scripting out death.
Looking closer at the Spanish writer’s life work shows that social and cultural prejudices have kept us from seeing the full picture
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Written by Kenneth Grahame as a story for his young son, The Wind in the Willows has also been read as a social satire and a gay allegory.
Hemingway’s response to death and disease was very different from the parody that circulated earlier this year.
The archive of David Cornwell's work at the Bodleian Library in Oxford also reveals the depth of his collaboration with his wife Jane.
Rereading Harry Potter during the COVID-19 pandemic means finding new ways of identifying with the characters, especially in the seventh book, where Harry finds himself struggling with isolation.
Homer and Aeschylus turned to the divine to write their happy endings. But no gods are conspiring above the US, ready to swoop down and save humankind from itself.
Miles Franklin's masterpiece features an untamed, unapologetic heroine, positing a choice between career and love rather than women 'having it all'.
Penny dreadfuls told real stories of murder and mayhem to 19th-century audiences seeking escape from city life. True crime podcasts have a lot in common with them.
Just because two events last a month does not mean they both last the same amount of time.
The story of child poverty in 1980s Glasgow speaks to current concerns across the UK.
From ghosts and meddling staff to interesting decorating choices, the houses in these books make for great reading.
Literature funding has been cut brutally in recent years and writers' incomes are disastrously low. Yet books shape our national identity, forming an often invisible bedrock for the wider economy.
Nigeria's poet and playwright, John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo, died on October 13 aged 86