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Michael Jarvie

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Born
in Darlington, The United Kingdom
July 27, 1958

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Michael Jarvie is a working-class writer from the North East of England. He has been excluded and marginalised by the mainstream publishing industry. You will not find the following titles in any bookshop. They do not want you to read his work.

He is the author of the composite novel "The Prison" the thriller "Black Art" the translation of Georg Trakl "Autumnal Elegies" and the collection of working-class life writing "Into the Silence". Two of his prose pieces have appeared in Writing the Black Country and the Black Country Arts Foundry. He also writes for the website Culture Matters, for whom he is an Associate Editor, and has had a piece in the Morning Star.

With a BA Honours degree in English Language and Literature from Birmingham City U
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Bram Stoker's Dracula

Reading Dracula is a bit of a chore – like giving blood. And at approximately 120,000 words it’s going to keep you turning its pages for quite some time. Bram Stoker, or Brimstoker as his fellow Dubliner, James Joyce, referred to him in Finnegans Wake, opted for some pretty meandering Gothic structural devices in this novel. Thus, we are presented with multiple points of view, and these are convey Read more of this blog post »
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For a work in which nothing happens, The Masters is surprisingly good. It's all down to the excellent characterisation and sense of claustrophobia that CP Snow generates. Every chapter takes place in the college, and only a few events from the outsid ...more
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This is a fascinating book and it appears in the wake of Lowborn by Kerry Hudson. There’s a sense that the middle-class publishing industry is now cynically exploiting a chasm in the market by cashing in on working-class memoirs, albeit mainly as a k ...more
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McEwan seems to have in mind Larkin's observation in his poem "Annus Mirabilis" that "sexual intercourse began in nineteen sixty-three." Sadly, for the main characters in this novel they have arrived somewhat prematurely for Larkin's golden age, if I ...more
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