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Notes on Literature: British Genre Fiction

“We don’t have to think about what we like, but thinking can be part of our pleasure, rather than opposed to it.” — From an article in The Guardian by Michael Wood “… fairy was delusion, so was the law. At any … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Fantasy, Mathematics, Law

“… fairy was delusion, so was the law. At any rate, it was a sort of magic, moulding reality into any shape it chose … “… the law plays fast and loose with reality – and no one really believes … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lud-in-the-Mist

The first couple of pages of Hope Mirrlees’s novel are filled with deceptively charming descriptions of the quaint and picturesque Lud-in-the-Mist, a city of merchants at the confluence of two rivers, the Dapple and the Dawl, in the country of … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Recurring Moments in Fairy Tales and Fantasy

A child’s pleasure in listening to stories lies partly in waiting for things he expects to be repeated: situations, phrases, formulas. … …in prose narrative there are events that rhyme. … It was rather because of my interest in style … Continue reading

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Notes on Reading: Varieties of Reading Experience!

Over the years I’ve come to realise that I read a book or, more generally, a class of books best when I’m truly ready for them. How do I know if I’m truly ready? Or rather how do I become … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: Literary Miracles of Three Kinds

In the world of literature, there are at least three kinds of works (fiction and non-fiction) that, in my opinion, could be termed miracles: Those that inspire awe both because of their sheer storytelling and-or narrative complexity and because of … Continue reading

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Notes on Literature: A Grab Bag of Thoughts!

I have been meaning to post my thoughts on some of my latest and not so latest reads, but have been putting it off for various reasons. So here’s what I intend to do in this post: Provide you with … Continue reading

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