Tag Archives: Liz Greene

What plagiarism looks like

Who remembers the rune craze during the 1980s? Maybe JRR Tolkien’s epic fantasy novels, The Hobbit (1937) and The Lord of the Rings (1954), deserve some blame, or maybe it was just part of a boom in oracular kits, a … Continue reading

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Hollywood Astrology or: the heroes’ journey

One definition of a really good book, for me, is that it mightn’t just change but save your life. Or even just save your sanity. Whether you totally like or finish reading it needn’t matter; what counts is that it … Continue reading

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Laxative Language – Who Does It Affect and for How Long?

In his book review ‘Human, All Too Inhuman – The smallness of the “big” novel’ (The New Republic, 24 July 2000, p. 41), James Wood defines features shared by novels of a new ‘genre’, hysterical realism: ‘The different stories all … Continue reading

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