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Nakedness and Dry Humour, a review of Forster’s “A Room with a View”

The English have long been renowned for masking their feelings, hiding emotion behind rules of etiquette and dry humour, and, dare I say it, exuding a sort of coldness. Yes, us Brits have always had a reputation for restrained passion – that is the beauty of British classics.

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Flipping Tibor Fischer

The end papers of Tibor Fischer’s new book take design inspiration from Greek pottery and the London Underground. The former prefixes a story about the Trojan War, the latter a woman who returns to her London flat to find the locks are changed.

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“Atmospheric Disturbances” by Rivka Galchen is a Delicious Off-Beat Yarn

“Atmospheric Disturbances” by Rivka Galchen is like a large white onion, many-layered and sharp, and makes one blink the eye rapidly—in wonderment, of course.

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Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up

Take Another Little Piece of My Heart: A Groupie Grows Up

In this sequel to I'm With the Band, we get a behind-the-scenes look into the life of the world's most famous rock and roll groupie, Pamela Des Barres.

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Book Review: “Our Story Begins” by Tobias Wolff

Book Review: “Our Story Begins” by Tobias Wolff

Wolff's 'Our Story Begins' is honest, empathetic, heartfelt storytelling.

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Book Review: “Geronimo Rex” by Barry Hannah

Book Review: “Geronimo Rex” by Barry Hannah

Barry Hannah sings a drunken ode to youth, beauty and the power of language.

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I’m With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie by Pamela Des Barres

First published in 1987, “I'm With the Band: Confessions of a Groupie” chronicles the life of the legendary rock groupie of the 60s and 70s – Pamela Des Barres.

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Strong Victorian Woman Sticks to Her Guns in Brontë’s Classic “Jane Eyre”

I once asked a friend of mine whether she had read “Jane Eyre”. On replying that she had not she added, “It’s really not my thing, those sort of novels”. What, I pondered, could she mean by this?



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Book Review: “Escapes” by Joy Williams

Book Review: ‘Escapes’ by Joy Williams

Pity the character who inhabits a Joy Williams short story, for there is little happiness in store for them there.

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10 Canadian Books to Look Forward to in 2012

2012 is stacking up to be a solid year for Can-Lit. Below, The Ubyssey has compiled a list of ten of the most promising books slated for release in the next 12 months.

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