Monthly Archives: October 2012

Review: A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess

A real horrowshow book to feast your glazzies on. Not your typical scary novella, oh no. No ghosts or ghouls or zombies coming after you in the middle of the night. Not even a hint of a sexy vampire. Just … Continue reading

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Writers at Essex: Anna Barham, Carrie Topley and Philip Terry

On Tuesday 23 October, the Center for Creative Writing, held the first of the Writers at Essex events for this academic year. Graphology artist Anna Barham performed Slick Flection (2012) which draws on language to describe tap dancing steps. The performance … Continue reading

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One Night in Siberia by Yuri Plekovitch

9th September 1941 “Nazi bastards”. I am jolted awake by the groans of Kurzin, my bedfellow. Reality sinks in: three months ago I had a semi-happy life in Moscow. Nothing, physically or mentally, could prepare me for this. I look … Continue reading

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Fan-Fiction: Friend or Foe?

Fan-fiction has had a surge in popular literature in recent years and this popularity seems to be ever rising. The growing popularity of this “genre” is apparent with the recent publication of Abigail Gibb’s Twilightinspired, ‘The Dark Heroine: Dinner with … Continue reading

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I watched carefully as they grew up “They’re a credit to you”, they’d say Yet I’d cringe at filling another cup Maybe too dear a price to pay The kites and strings and boats Winter walks in crispy snow Who … Continue reading

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Review: ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ by Oscar Wilde

* a classic book where the story is less important than the concept behind it The only true art is the one done for its own sake and the worst type of art is the one done in the name … Continue reading

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The Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex is organising a series of events that might be of interest to all creative writers and otherwise. WRITERS AT ESSEX is a platform which allows authors to come to Essex … Continue reading

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