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T. E. Hulme: The First Modern Poet?

Who wrote the first modern poem? Learn more at Interesting Literature! Interesting Literature Who wrote the first modern English poem? When – and, indeed, where – was it written? There are numerous candidates, but one could do worse than propose the answer ‘T. E. Hulme, in 1908, on the back […]

Edgar Allan Poe: Poet and Prophet

Interesting Literature’s interesting discussion on an author who greatly influenced me when I was a very young writer: Edgar Allan Poe. Interesting Literature There is a story that, while serving as a young cadet, Edgar Allan Poe was expelled for reporting to a military march wearing nothing but a pair […]

Ten Underrated Shakespeare Plays

For all you Shakespeare fans out there (and we are legion). Interesting Literature Everyone knows Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, Macbeth, and Richard III (or knows of them at least). Even Richard II, As You Like It, and Antony and Cleopatra can be said to be well-known William Shakespeare plays. But what about the others? He […]

Twitter Terms and Literature

Another fascinating post from Interesting Literature. If you’ve been enjoying these reblogs, then please consider following Interesting Literature so you don’t miss a single post! Interesting Literature The word ‘tweet’ – meaning to post a message or item of information on Twitter – has this month (June 2013) been added […]

Interesting Facts about Lewis Carroll

There’s a lot in this post about Lewis Carroll that I did not know. Give it a read! Interesting Literature Lewis Carroll (1832-98) is celebrated around the world as one of the great purveyors of ‘literary nonsense’: his books Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1871) have entertained countless readers […]