Berfrois

August 2017

  • Psycho, Staged by Eric D. Lehman

    August 2017 Highlights

    Psycho, Staged by Eric D. Lehman

    Like it or not, the novel is no longer considered “sensationlistic trash,” and has been firmly established as part of literary history and culture now.

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Lonely Fodder

Lonely Fodder

He would call me late in the night from somewhere on the road, a ghost town in Texas, a rest stop near Pittsburgh, or from Santa Fe, where he was parked in the desert, listening to the coyotes howling.

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Was Virgil commissioned by Augustus to write the Aeneid?

Was Virgil commissioned by Augustus to write the Aeneid?

The tactic of alluding to an idealised point in the past, embodying all of a country’s best values, while glossing over times of hardship, is nothing new. In fact it’s as old as the hills, and at least as old as the seven hills of Ancient Rome.

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Virginia Woolf on Daniel Defoe

Virginia Woolf on Daniel Defoe

One way of approaching Robinson Crusoe is through the development of the novel; but another immediately suggests itself--through the life of the author.

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