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Sigmund Freud's Life and Influence

The 23rd of September marked the 85th anniversary of the death of the famous Austrian neurologist, author and equally the founding father ...

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Franz Kafka - The Castle (review)

“If a man has his eyes bound, you can encourage him as much as you like to stare through the bandage, but ...

And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Photo: Book Cover

The Death of David Kammerer

New York City has undergone a radical change since the end of World War Two. Once a Mecca for artists, poets and ...

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Sigmund Freud's Life and Influence

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 1
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Franz Kafka - The Castle (review)

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 2
And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Photo: Book Cover

The Death of David Kammerer

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 3
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Sigmund Freud’s Life and Influence

“Probably no theory evolved by man is as absurd as Sigmund Freud’s theory of penis envy.” –Esther Vilar in ‘The Manipulated Man’.

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The Book vs. the Kindle

With the ever looming start of term approaching fast how are you going to be catching up on your reading?

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Review: Zadie Smith’s White Teeth

“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.”

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Opinion: Is Ghostwriting a Problem?

After discovering that “My Booky Wook” was written by someone other than Russell Brand, Alister Pearson asks whether ghostwriting is a bad thing or not.

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Franz Kafka – “The Castle” (review)

Alister Pearson reviews Franz Kafka’s novel regarding bureaucracy and frustration, The Castle.

And the Hippos Were Boiled in their Tanks by Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs. Photo: Book Cover

The Death of David Kammerer

On August the 13th, 1944, David Kammerer was found stabbed to death at the bottom of the Hudson River. Alister Pearson explores the troubled relationship between he and his murderer, Lucien Carr.

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The Life of Leo Tolstoy

On the 186th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s birth, Alister Pearson remembers the life of the famous writer, philosopher and political thinker.

After World War Two, Camus became the leading French critic of communism. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Portrait of an Author – Albert Camus (1913 – 1960)

Aidan Gregory takes a look at the life and work of Albert Camus

Helen Oyeyemi. Photo: Ellie Foreman-Peck

Review: Helen Oyeyemi at the Anthony Burgess Foundation

Helen Oyeyemi charmed the audience at the Anthony Burgess Foundation, says Tamara Stanton

The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary: Book vs. film

Bruce Robinson’s film adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary far surpasses the book, says Alister Pearson

King Richard III by Unknown artist, oil on panel, late 16th century. Photo: National Portrait Gallery

Digging up dirt on Richard III

Josephine Tey’s The Daughter of Time is a decent piece of detective fiction, which asks some profound questions about how we ‘do’ history, says Katie Myerscough

Plenty of fish in the literary sea... Photo: N Bojdo

How not to read: An epiphany

Elizabeth Mitchell explores when to give up on an unmanageable book