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aereopagitica-deactivated201307 said: how do ye define living in literature? how one can make their living in literature? btw i have read many of them, but deciphered them according to my cultural knowledge

My blog name derives from the concept of almost living in the piece of literature you are reading, as in you almost take part in it as you are a spectator of events that occur in it. You could also interpret it in a way where some people desire to live within a novel, as they prefer the world created by an author in comparison to reality. In my case literature plays a major part in my life. So who is your favourite Modernist author, and why?

Modernist Literature

One of my modules in my upcoming term at uni consists of Modernist literature. I am going to be studying novels, short stories and poetry from:

Virginia Woolf

Joseph Conrad

James Joyce

Katherine Mansfield

D.H. Lawrence

Samuel Beckett

William Carlos Williams

Gertrude Stein

Wallace Stevens

If anyone has studied any of their work and has anything to tell me about each author’s work then message me as I would love to know anyone’s opinion.

It has been a while since I have submitted anything to this blog, but once I have had time to study and analyse more texts and gathered my film articles together I will be uploading like there is no tomorrow.

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This is a must see film.
My review of it will be up soon!

This is a must see film.

My review of it will be up soon!

Don’t shoot where it is, shoot where it’s going to be, son.
Max Kennard - Gangster Squad



Argo, By Ben Affleck, Trailer.

Argo: Directed by Ben Affleck

There is no doubt in my mind why the thriller, Argo, has been predicted to receive Oscars, as it is incredible. Throughout the film, I was sitting on the edge of my seat with anticipation, and felt an undeniable amount of fear for the characters.

Based on a true story, it is a simple idea, filmed brilliantly, containing a great cast, and finished with slick editing.

As the audience, you feel like you are part of the action, like you are vulnerable like the characters, and you have a constant belief and trust in the character, Tony Mendez, who is played by Ben Affleck.

I won’t say anymore to avoid any spoilers, but similarly to Skyfall, you have to see this film.


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Having an out-of-the-blue epiphany and waking up to write down ideas for the script for the Reed Film Festival. #nightowl #bringiton

Having an out-of-the-blue epiphany and waking up to write down ideas for the script for the Reed Film Festival. #nightowl #bringiton



Skyfall breaks the UK Box Office Record

EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced that Skyfall has taken an extraordinary £37.2 million in its opening week, overtaking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 to secure the biggest 7 day gross of all time in UK box office history. In response to the amazing 7 day figures, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said, “We are very grateful to the Bond fans and all UK cinema audiences for making SKYFALL the biggest opening week ever during our 50th anniversary year.”

If that is not impressive then I don’t know what is.


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New hit film: Skyfall. What did you think of it?

I will post my review of Skyfall shortly, and I am interested to see how everyone viewed it.

Was it Daniel Craig’s best Bond film so far?

Would you go as far as saying that it is the best Bond film to date?

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Without a doubt, this is one of my new favourite films.

Usually when a film is created based on a brilliant novel it is never as good as the novel, but because Stephen Chbosky directs the film and wrote the novel it is just brilliant.

The casting of this film is incredible, even if I doubted whether Emma Watson’s American accent would cut it, but the fact she has a British accent was totally unnoticeable. Logan Lerman encapsulates the innocence and vulnerability of Charlie perfectly, and Ezra Miller fits his role like a glove.

The reason this film is so brilliant is because of the way it is capable of making the audience laugh and cry, in a happy or melancholic way, because of the troubles the teenagers have and the situations they get themselves into.

If you have not seen this film yet, definitely go to the cinema now.

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Dreams really do come true when you set your mind to it.

So after months of agonisingly waiting to hear my A Levels results, I have successfully gained a place at Royal Holloway to study English Literature! As it is clear from reading my blog, I am quite a fan of literature, so it is great to finally relax and read leisurely before I’m given my set texts for my degree.

I apologise for the limited amount I have blogged these past two months. I’ve been travelling, going to festivals and working to make sure I am never a ‘poor student’, even though that is probably inevitable… However, now that I have more time to dedicate hours to read and write, I will be posting like there is no tomorrow to keep you guys up to date with great novels, plays and poetry.



Oh beware, my lord, of jealousy: It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.
Iago, from ‘Othello’ By William Shakespeare.

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I am currently studying "Paradise Lost, Book I" and I intend to read "The Master and Margarita" this summer.

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