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In Our Time: The Trial

As I’m about to reread Kafka’s The Trial, I found some background information from the BBC’s wonderful programme In Our Time.

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Posted by on April 5, 2020 in fiction


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More on the 1893 World’s Fair

Artist: Curran, Machinery Hall

I went to the 2010 Shanghai World Exhibition and though it was splendid, it didn’t compare. How could it?


Plan of the Colombian Exposition, 1893

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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in history, non-fiction


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Brideshead Revisited Background

I just love this book. I’m reading it for the third time and now want to know more about the references to history, wines, paintings, places and all. Imagine my delight to discover Book Drum’s collection of references of everything anyone would ever want to know about this masterpiece.

Thank God for the internet.

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Posted by on June 13, 2011 in British Lit


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