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The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 1

If you like interesting things about Christmas and literature, then follow Interesting Literature as they provide an Advent Calendar of Literature, starting today! Interesting Literature We’ve been running this blog now for two years. When we posted our first literary blog post, on 1 December 2012, we set out to […]

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 […]

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 […]