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The Final Word: Fictional spaces, Death and Literature. Mervyn Peake and the Gormenghast trilogy

Monday, August 1st, 2011

As participants in the mortal experience, it is inevitable that the said experience will come to an end and that end is death. It is the one experience that we all share and it demands a constant presence in how we live our lives. It occupies the full spectrum of human interest from the philosophical heights […]


The making of a monster – Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Wednesday, August 1st, 2007

“How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! – Great God! His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscles and arteries beneath; […]


Using Genre to Effect – Neil Gaiman

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Is the Novel dead? Can it survive in an age where other forms of entertainment and information readily seem to fill its shoes? When DVD players are small and portable enough to challenge the convenience of a paperback, is the novel doomed? “I’ve never been very good at either privileging art forms or declaring any […]