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LITERARY STYLE INSPIRATION: THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN

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ROLLING WITH JAMES JOYCE ON AN IRISH HILL

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ODE TO THE BOOKISH GIRLS

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Being the French lieutenant’s woman

the french lieutenant's womanHave you ever met a woman like John Fowles’s the French Lieutenant’s woman? More importantly darling, have you ever been a woman like the French Lieutenant’s woman?

You know the type — the one who talks with loneliness in her eyes and walks with melancholia trailing behind. CONTINUE READING...

A story, within another story

a story within another storyThey told me summer comes to don short shorts and to go to the beach. They told me I should get some color into those cheeks and to brighten the darkness in my eyes. But why would I want to do that when I could be a thousand and one other places — walking around the barn with Tess of the D’Urbervilles or hiding in the folds of Anna Karenina’s skirt; having a laugh with Eduardo del Mar or talking in a black and white world with my librarian Borges. CONTINUE READING...

Heading to Morocco

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“That night I fell in love with a voice. Only a voice. I wanted to hear nothing more. I got up and walked away.”

The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje

Some books are meant to be read, and then re-read, so you can experience every word, every all-consuming sentence written by the author.

I was given The English Patient by the one I fell in love with a long time ago. I remember we were in a garden, eating sandwiches and drinking cups of chocolate as a testament that we were wholly engrossed in our youth and resisting the idea of ever growing up and becoming responsible adults. CONTINUE READING...