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  1. 1/ Jamaica Inn is in the middle of no place -...

    1/ Jamaica Inn is in the middle of no place - there's no phones, so who exactly is she going to inform?

    2/ She's family - family does not inform on family -

    3/ If Mary & Joss Merlyn's wife...
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    Virginia Woolf's Orlando springs to mind - the...

    Virginia Woolf's Orlando springs to mind - the character changes, but gets on with life.

    Allen Ginsbeg's Howl & Other Poems. Allen accepts his sexuality and goes with it. It is a theme through-out...
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    The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe....

    The Electric Cool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe.
    Desolation Angels by Kerouac
    Cold Mountain Poems by Han Shan
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    The narrator gets dumped at the end of Summer...

    The narrator gets dumped at the end of Summer with Monika.
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    Wuthering Heights has a few graveyard scenes...

    Wuthering Heights has a few graveyard scenes worth visiting.

    Also Confessions of a Justified Sinner is book-ended with the discovery of the Justified Sinner's bones.

    Waveley by Scott similarly...
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    Magical realism relates to literary fiction where...

    Magical realism relates to literary fiction where some kind of magical event or miracle occurs which moves the story forward, or bring it to a close. It could be argued that some are an act of fate,...
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    The Tall Stranger by Louis L'Amour will be a good...

    The Tall Stranger by Louis L'Amour will be a good start with his books.

    Blood on the Rio Grande by Leslie Scott

    Also take a look at David Gemmel's Wolf in Shadow (UK) /The Jerusalem Man (US) -...
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    William McGonagall Poetry for Vogons.

    William McGonagall


    Poetry for Vogons.
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    The slightly miffed young men make fun of the...

    The slightly miffed young men make fun of the moderately displeased young men. At the bottom of the heap, there's the bit put out young men.
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    No problem with metaphor. I think it depends what...

    No problem with metaphor. I think it depends what you want to do with them. The example you gave seems rather dense - so, I'd expect that to feature at a specific point where the woman is expressing...
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    Lucky Jim was a satire - whilst the tone of the...

    Lucky Jim was a satire - whilst the tone of the book is comedic, the book to me seemed like an attack on the pompous social order of the academic circle and society that Jim found himself in.

    Not...
  12. As an answer, I would suggest you take a look at...

    As an answer, I would suggest you take a look at J G Ballard's Cocaine Nights. J G Ballard was not religious, but in Cocaine Nights the journey of the protagonist and the ending in itself seems to...
  13. You need to be aware of it, as much as you need...

    You need to be aware of it, as much as you need to be aware of Roman & Greek stories.

    1,000 years of English literature has been influenced by stories from all over the place. Certainly a...
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    Summer with Monika by Roger McGough perhaps?

    Summer with Monika by Roger McGough perhaps?
  15. Sal is the observer of the characters he meets on...

    Sal is the observer of the characters he meets on his journey.

    There are at least two Sal's. There's Sal, the character we follow in the story who has always dreamed of going on the road, and Sal...
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    Thank you, Sancho.

    Thank you, Sancho.
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    Small world, I was born in Hatfield, but left...

    Small world, I was born in Hatfield, but left when I was three.

    Coincidences, coincidences.

    But yes, a trip to Hatfield isn't impossible from Reading.
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    Tales of Hoffman has 3 stories which could work...

    Tales of Hoffman has 3 stories which could work like fairy tales. The middle part of Coppelia & Hoffman might work. Rigalleto, Don Giovanni, The Pearl Fishers & the Marriage of Figaro could be...
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    Ok, pub crawl complete and hangover gone. I'll...

    Ok, pub crawl complete and hangover gone.

    I'll start by pointing out that I don't live in London, which is why this pub crawl, geographically speaking, is mad and impractical - I suspected this...
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    Literary pub crawl

    So, I'm off on a Literary pub crawl on Wednesday. I've picked six pubs in London that writers were known to haunt

    Pubs selected (yes, there are loads)

    1/ The Spanish Tavern Hampstead Keats,...
  21. I'm looking, but I think it is later. it may be...

    I'm looking, but I think it is later. it may be Jack Kerouac in an interview.
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    I would suggest getting hold of a good anthology....

    I would suggest getting hold of a good anthology. The Map & the Clock covers a wide range of (British) Poetry, Donald Allen's New American Poetry covers a delicious selection of Beat Poetry and any...
  23. The Globe put it on the stage back in 2002. It...

    The Globe put it on the stage back in 2002. It was incredibly funny show. I assumed it had come from a play, but obviously it must have come from the book.
  24. Lysistrata will be a good read as will The Golden...

    Lysistrata will be a good read as will The Golden *** - great examples of Greek Comedy.

    Andromanche and The Bacchae were enjoyable tragedies.
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    Free verse is the name to the structure. There is...

    Free verse is the name to the structure. There is no rhyme scheme, and no fixed form - such as a sonnet, or a haiku.

    However, that does not mean that the poem is devoid of rhythm or sound devices...
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