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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
“ England is not the jewelled isle of Shakespeare's much-quoted message, nor is it the inferno depicted by Dr Goebbels. More than either it resembles a family, a rather stuffy Victorian family, with not many black sheep in it but with all its cupboards bursting with skeletons. It has rich relations who have to be kow-towed to and poor relations who are horribly sat upon, and there is a deep conspiracy of silence about the source of the family income. It is a family in which the young are generally ...more ”
“ But, of course, you might be asking yourself, 'Am I a feminist? I might not be. I don't know! I still don't know what it is! I'm too knackered and confused to work it out. That curtain pole really still isn't up! I don't have time to work out if I am a women's libber! There seems to be a lot to it. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?' I understand. So here is the quick way of working out if you're a feminist. Put your hand in your pants. a) Do you have a vagina? and b) Do you want to be in charge of it? If you s ...more ”
[close] This is a bookclub that believes.... That everyone in this country should be fully informed about its past so we can tackle head on what is happening now in regards to racism, sexism etc. That we should be learning about the racism that did and does affect this country. That reading and sharing these books is not about improving ourselves, or winning brownie points. It's about actually reflecting the society and history of our country. Useful Links and Blogs: BBC iWonder: http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/zsdtp39 Brighton and Hove's Black History Project: http://www.black-history.org.uk/ Fanny Eaton: forgotten beauty: http://caribbean-beat.com/issue-143/forgotten-beauty
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This is a book club for people who love British mysteries both modern and classic. You do not ha…more
[close] This is a book club for people who love British mysteries both modern and classic. You do not have to own a Kindle. You can read the monthly selections on Kindle for PC or other app or even pick up a paperback copy.
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Delta Kappa Sigma (not to be confused with the real American sorority group) is the English soro…more
[close] Delta Kappa Sigma (not to be confused with the real American sorority group) is the English sorority book club exclusive to those eccentric few who have book interests in common. We will be presenting a new book every time we feel like it and will be reading eye-catching novels altogether collectively. We hope you have fun reading the strange and fun books we choose in this group! Much love - ΔΚΣ
1 member, last active 2 years ago
Anyone who enjoys historical fiction or history books about Tudor England will like this group.…more
[close] Anyone who enjoys historical fiction or history books about Tudor England will like this group. Whether you have been all the way to England just to tour the Tower of London or were just curious to learn more after reading "The Other Boleyn Girl", this group is for you!
2,893 members, last active 2 days ago
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