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English literature is the literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; for example, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Joseph Conrad was born in Poland, Dylan Thomas was Welsh, Edgar Allan Poe was American, V.S. Naipaul was born in Trinidad, and Vladimir Nabokov was Russian, but all are considered important writers in the history of English literature. In other words, English literature is as diverse as the varieties and dialects of English spoken around the world. In academia, the term often labels ...more
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A place where readers can come to discuss the life and work of the English writer Patrick Hamilt…more
[close] A place where readers can come to discuss the life and work of the English writer Patrick Hamilton, and similar or associated writers. You will also find discussion about Julian Maclaren-Ross, Joseph Mitchell, Lynne Reid Banks, Gerald Kersh, Cathi Unsworth, Sam Selvon, Derek Raymond, Ted Lewis and many more. Patrick Hamilton's novels Monday Morning (1925) Craven House (1926, revised edition 1943) Twopence Coloured (1928) The Midnight Bell (1929) The Siege of Pleasure (1932) The Plains of Cement (1934) Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky (1935 - trilogy of The Midnight Bell, The Siege of Pleasure, and The Plains of Cement) Impromptu In Moribundia (1939) Hangover Square (1941) The Slaves of Solitude (1947) The West Pier (1952) Mr. Stimpson And Mr.Gorse (1953) Unknown Assailant (1955) The Gorse Trilogy: The West Pier, Mr Stimpson And Mr Gorse, Unknown Assailant Patrick Hamilton's plays Rope: A Play (1929) Gas Light (1938) The Duke in Darkness (1943) The Man Upstairs (1953) Angel Street (1966) Patrick Hamilton's radio plays Money with Menaces (1939) To the Public Danger (1939)
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Welcome to the APL Online Book Club! This club is open to anyone and book selections will always…more
[close] Welcome to the APL Online Book Club! This club is open to anyone and book selections will always be available through Hoopla, and/or CloudLibrary and Overdrive. All you need is your library card and a free Goodreads account to participate. Our discussion of "H is for Hawk" by Helen Macdonald, will begin on June 1. Let's read about first 7 chapters. The moderator will post questions on every Friday ( 5th, 12th, 19th, & 26th) and you will be given a week to post your answers. We can always change. It's fun-reading so there won't be a long quiz, just 1-3 relevant questions. Everyone will get to see the questions and answers. Thanks.
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Book club devoted to the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his dear friend and coll…more
[close] Book club devoted to the great consulting detective Sherlock Holmes and his dear friend and colleague Dr. John Watson. We choose, read and discuss a pastiche and a canon adventure every month.
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This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underrep…more
[close] This global discussion group has been designed to encourage debates about important and underreported issues of our era. All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to gain or share “underground knowledge”. This is also a place to discuss the controversial topics explored in The Underground Knowledge Series (non-fiction books) by James Morcan & Lance Morcan as well as the Underground Knowledge podcast show.
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