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10 Great Quotations from Writers about Work

At first, I thought these great (and interesting) quotes from writers would be about writing. But they are generally about work, that is, work as something different from writing. Robert Frost’s quote captures my experience very well 🙂 What about you? What quote resonates the most for you? Interesting Literature […]

Five Fascinating Facts about Jean Rhys

Five Fascinating Facts about Jean Rhys is another interesting post from a regular contributor to Interesting Literature.  I remember reading Wide Sargasso Sea and being quite moved by it, appreciating Bertha’s side of the story.  As much as I also loved Jane Eyre, I always felt unsatisfied with the portrayal […]

The Best Anecdotes Featuring Oscar Wilde

I’ve been remiss with my reblog of Interesting Literature’s posts. This one is on Oscar Wilde. Click, read, and enjoy 🙂 Interesting Literature It’s Oscar Wilde’s birthday today – he was born on 16 October 1854 – so in honour of this, we’ve compiled some of our favourite anecdotes featuring […]

Literature and Martinis

Ah, the martini! Interesting Literature The great American wit and man of letters, H. L. Mencken, memorably described the martini as ‘the only American invention as perfect as the sonnet’. If the sonnet was the pinnacle of European cultural achievement, then the martini was the transatlantic equivalent. This is by […]

Guest Blog: Yeats the Visionary

And here is a second bit of interesting stuff to reblog. My day is now complete 🙂 Interesting Literature By Dr Claire Nally, University of Northumbria William Butler Yeats is best known as a poet (he won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923), but he was also novelist, playwright, […]

Sir Thomas Browne: The QI of His Day?

A bit lax in my reblogging of interesting stuff. Here’s one 🙂 Interesting Literature He is credited with coining dozens of new words which are still in common use. He died on his birthday. Some of his writing was first published without his permission. His works, when first published in […]