Sir Walter Scott: Being A Child Of History.

“To thine own self be true” said windbag platitudinous Polonious until Hamlet abruptly burst the balloon.…

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How The Language Changed.

“Enjambment! Or would You Prefer the French Version, Sir?”

Imagining An Up-To-Date Plato’s Cave.

The Tower Of Babel

Looking At The Word “Romantic”(1)

You all know the word “romantic” and it arouses all kinds of expectations. It is that…

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight

The great medieval English poem was discussed on Melvyn Bragg’s “In Our Time” with guests, including…

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Spirit Of Place

On the morning of a fine June day, my first bonny nursling, and the last of…

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Introducing Wuthering Heights

What kind of novel is Wuthering Heights? I ask because the novel blends so many different…

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Resurrection Poems And Stories For Lockdown

I began this blogging web site, discussing novels, poems, stories etc., as a way or doing…

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