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    Spectacle of Suffering

    Representations of violence and torture used to be an integral part of enforcing the social order - but in a world of uncensored live streams and graphic media content, has our attitude to atrocity really progressed - or does it remain an unacknowledged dark obsession of mankind?

    Why Read Poetry?

    It’s easy to be intimidated by poetry. Often it withholds as much as it gives, leaves obscure as much as it reveals. So why read poetry?

    A Literary History of the F**kboy

    The narrative of resistance and domination in relationships has been the recourse of storytellers since pre-Christian times, with the same lurid, visceral quality evident in Greek myth as in the modern trend of disturbingly violent porn. Yet these primal, animalistic tropes of female subjugation now exist in a ‘civilised’ society, whose vernacular is one of #TimesUp, sex positivity and high-street feminism.

    Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

    The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off

    Travel writing remains unrivalled

    The art form which continues to provide the greatest insight into other cultures

    The tradition of ignorance in English travel writing

    The linguistic and cultural superiority that lives on into the digital age

    Laura Freeman: “If you are unwell, you have to find the...

    When Laura Freeman was diagnosed with anorexia, literature saved her sanity. She tells Cara Nicholson that her new book may do the same for others

    A feminist rereading of Austen for 2018

    The 18th century novel is surprisingly relevant to the issues facing women today

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature: reflections on Kazuo Ishiguro’s...

    Did the Swedish Academy miss the subtlety of his writing?

    ‘The worst Chosen One who’s ever been chosen’

    'Carry On: The Rise and Fall of Simon Snow' offers an unconventional take on the 'Chosen One' genre