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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
“ If they wanted their shit stirred, then stirred their shit was jolly well going to be. ”
“ The British are the only people in history crass enough to have made revolutionaries out of Americans. ”
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A group for readers who love the dark academia aesthetic. We will have challenges, BOTMs and lo…more
[close] A group for readers who love the dark academia aesthetic. We will have challenges, BOTMs and lots of polls! Join for a friendly community of book lovers. Message the moderators to suggest an event or challenge.
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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.
13 members, last active one year ago
David Kynaston, Peter Hennessy, Dominic Sandbrook; Festival style, Teddy boys, Mod, Psychedelia,…more
[close] David Kynaston, Peter Hennessy, Dominic Sandbrook; Festival style, Teddy boys, Mod, Psychedelia, Glam, Punk; Austerity, Affluence, Consumerism, Unionism; Suez, Profumo, Winter of Discontent; Attlee, Macmillan, Wilson, Heath; Coronation, Devaluation, Drought - discuss them all here and suggest works that others may enjoy.
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