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    Hope this helps you

    Normative characters, as the term implies, work as stand-ins for the reader. Other characters in a story may conceal their motives or behave deceptively, but a normative character offers the reader...
  2. Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock is a great...

    Nightmare Abbey by Thomas Love Peacock is a great parody of the Romantics, written by one of their friends. Coleridge's counterpart Mr Ferdinando Flosky is hilarous.
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    Have you ever read Candide by Voltaire? You...

    Have you ever read Candide by Voltaire? You should.
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    Have you listened to the NPR audio dramas of the...

    Have you listened to the NPR audio dramas of the original three films? They flesh out a lot of the characters and back story. They are Lucas authorised and feature a lot of the orignal cast members....
  5. Actually, I would be interested to see what you...

    Actually, I would be interested to see what you thought of the original going into it cold, I don't know anyone who's done it that way around. Could you read it and let us know what you think?
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    G K Chesterton's novel The Man Who Was Thursday...

    G K Chesterton's novel The Man Who Was Thursday ends with the protagonist waking up to find it has all been a dream (or that God did it, depending on your interpretation). It wouldn't have been so...
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    Interestingly enough, Chaucer's Wife of Bath's...

    Interestingly enough, Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale is a direct attack on these kind of views. The wife of Bath is a very early feminist figure and reflects the difference between the writings on...
  8. I would read the Penguin, look into the history...

    I would read the Penguin, look into the history of it and then read the original scroll.
  9. You might want to pick up The World's Wife by...

    You might want to pick up The World's Wife by Carol Ann Duffy, it is pretty much all short narratives (though not really comparable to Wilde in my opinion).
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    After Dark by Haruki Murakami.

    After Dark by Haruki Murakami.
  11. Hi, The poem was published in 1945 by an...

    Hi,
    The poem was published in 1945 by an anthology called Encore (volume 8). It was anonymous and there are no copies of it online. Try your local university libraries.
  12. Roan Stallion by Robinson Jeffers is a good 20th...

    Roan Stallion by Robinson Jeffers is a good 20th Century example. Though if you're willing to read a little more, Such Councils you Gave to Me (also by Jeffers) is written in the traditional ballad...
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    Cheers Lokasenna, I'll check that out. ...

    Cheers Lokasenna, I'll check that out.



    Absolutely, however in the original post I was specifically asking for new writing which JSTOR does not have in abundunce. However, that's by the by. ...
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    Fair enough, I am a staunch contemporist myself...

    Fair enough, I am a staunch contemporist myself (and to that end goes my savings) but I did enjoy my run through those sagas, especially as they are available online. Can you point me in the...
  15. I've got to go with Ghuyuran on this one... ...

    I've got to go with Ghuyuran on this one...

    "For there is no friend like a sister,
    In calm or stormy weather,
    To cheer one on the tedious way,
    To fetch one if one goes astray,
    To lift one if...
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    The only poems that can ever be complete are the...

    The only poems that can ever be complete are the ones that aren't worth revising. Generally I consider a poem complete once is so good that I enjoy reading it to other people (rather than shrinking...
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    I find the stuff on JSTOR a little dated, plus I...

    I find the stuff on JSTOR a little dated, plus I haven't had access to it since I completed my MA. There aren't many criticism based sites online that I can find but as a preference I enjoy a mix of...
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    Candide by Voltaire is brilliant and wonderfully...

    Candide by Voltaire is brilliant and wonderfully condensed.
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    Online Literary Journals

    I'm always on the lookout for new writing, what online journals do you erudite folks read? I'm a big fan of JMWW, Mungbeing, Southpaw Literary Journal and Smokelong Quarterly. What sites are you...
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    Good Omens by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman....

    Good Omens by Terry Pratchet and Neil Gaiman.
    Satan Burger by Carlton Mellick

    You should look at the portrayal of Lucifer in Gaiman's Sandman comics, very inventive.
  21. It means be competitive in business (or endeavor)...

    It means be competitive in business (or endeavor) but treat those people you compete with as friends outside of business. Like two oposing lawyers going for drinks after a case is concluded.
  22. The charcters Stanley Judkins ma. and Stanley...

    The charcters Stanley Judkins ma. and Stanley Judkins mi. are two different people. I assume that the ma. stands for "master" (British equivalent of Junior) and mi. stands for "mister" (British...
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    Woman Alone and Other Plays by Dario Fo and...

    Woman Alone and Other Plays by Dario Fo and Franco Rame.
    Road by Jim Cartright
    Talking Heads by Alan Bennet
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    Take for instance, The Rime of the Ancient...

    Take for instance, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

    Whilst at sea the mariner kills an albatross and brings a curse on his ship. When this becomes apparent his crew mate make him wear it around...
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    If you're looking for something more modern I can...

    If you're looking for something more modern I can recommend the longer Poems of Robinson Jeffers especially Cawdor and Such Councils You Gave to Me. Philosophically, you should look at some of the...
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