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How to Write a Good English Essay

How do you write a good English Literature essay? Although to an extent this depends on the particular subject you’re writing about, and on the nature of the question your essay is attempting to answer, there are a few general guidelines for writing a strong English essay – just as there are a few guidelines…

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The Interesting Life of T. S. Eliot

We could write thousands of words as part of a T. S. Eliot biography, but instead we’ll limit ourselves to a shortish piece that distils all of the most interesting aspects of Eliot’s life into one relatively brief post. What follows, then, is a short and, we hope, interesting guide to the amazing life of…

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Guest Blog: Burned – The White-Hot Deaths of 8 Literary Movements

By Patrick Smith “The term ‘Movement’—and it’s always written with a capital ‘M’—has always given me the heebie-jeebies, it’s very pretentious,” science-fiction icon William Gibson told Andy Diggle in a 1997 interview. “I was so taken aback the first time I heard the word ‘Cyberpunk.’” Of course, since Gibson’s meteoric success with the publication of…

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What Happens in Beowulf? An Interesting Summary

What happens in Beowulf, the jewel in the crown of Anglo-Saxon poetry? The title of the poem is probably the most famous thing about it – that, and the fact that a monster named Grendel features at some point. But because the specific details of the story are not widely known, numerous misconceptions about the…

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50 Great Sourced Author Quotes

What follows are the best sourced quotes (or, if you will, quotations) from writers down the ages, 50 of the most awesome, moving, and inspiring things that writers have ever said in literature. At least, that’s what we here at Interesting Literature reckon – we hope you agree. Remember that quote from Abraham Lincoln, ‘The…

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10 Amazing Pictures of Libraries

How about some truly amazing pictures of bookshelves? What follows are ten of our favourite photographs of the beautiful interiors of libraries from around the world. They are a dream for every bibliophile. What’s more, these images are all in the public domain or labelled for sharing – click on the hyperlink to take you…

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24 Amazing Literature Facts for Christmas

Merry Christmas to all our readers! Over the last 24 days we’ve posted a daily Christmas fact about some aspect of literature, and now we’re gathering together all of these Christmas literary facts into one bumper blog post. So, if you missed some or all of our advent calendar posts, you can now read them…