80) Literature

Mark Twain, American Nihilist.  Some of the negative and despairing ideas behind the visible humour.

Minterism: an English Vanity.  One of the worst features of the society, displayed by a character in one of H. G. Wells’s mainstream novels.

The original Frankenstein – not at all like the later films and retellings.

Bulstrode.  The decayed Puritanism of the villain of Middlemarch.

Gollum as Stream-of-Consciousness.   How the incoherent speech of Gollum in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings matches this literary method.

Home Movies of the Soul.   Should literature be about “inner exploration”?

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