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The Literary Canon—What Books Should Be Required Reading? « Writerland

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Interview with Doris Lessing in 2008

Interview with Doris Lessing in 2008 | Literature | Scoop.it
Following the death of Nobel Prize-winning novelist Doris Lessing we republish the last interview she gave to the Telegraph, in which she discusses Hitler, literary awards and her relationship with her mother with Nigel Farndale...

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Why the Marriage Plot Need Never Get Old

Why the Marriage Plot Need Never Get Old | Literature | Scoop.it
The issue turns on where we think the narrative power of those older novels originates—whether it’s attributable to the social constraints on their characters (as well as the satisfying decisiveness of their fates—the suicides on the one hand or marriages that last “forever” on the other), or if, instead, these novels are, like so many contemporary novels, primarily dependent on psychological and internal drama.

 

I think that, if we look closely, we find that much of their strength derives from the internal and the timeless—from conflicts rooted in the perversity of human nature and the persistent difficulties of social life. In “Madame Bovary,” for example, divorce would not have solved Emma Bovary’s problems. So many of them were extralegal, more to do with her particular, hard-to-fulfill desires. In that, they were more like those of, say, Alexander Portnoy than they might first appear.


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John Nettleship (Severus Snape in Harry Potter): The Real People Behind Famous Children’s Characters - mom.me

John Nettleship (Severus Snape in Harry Potter): The Real People Behind Famous Children’s Characters - mom.me | Literature | Scoop.it
The authors behind these characters took the advice, “write what you know,” quite literally (The Real People Behind Famous Children’s Characters - http://t.co/6szsLq4rWT #Authors #Literature)...

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