Category Archives: Literature

Film Review: Kill Your Darlings

KYD‘Kill Your Darlings’ is one of a series of recent films about the writers of the Beat Generation and focuses on an event considered by many critics to be the Beats’ darkest moment: the murder of David Kammerer by Lucien Carr.

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Frankenstein: A tale for our times?

Frankenstein cover © Wordsworth Classics

Like Victor Frankenstein, I toiled for many months over my creation (although thankfully mine didn’t involve any corpses). Unlike Victor I had no need to “turn with loathing from my occupation”, although I was “urged on by an eagerness which perpetually increased”.My creation, my undergraduate dissertation on Mary Shelley’s novel did indeed occupy me and when I submitted it I felt somewhat bereft, as did the author when handing her manuscript to the publisher  “for I have developed an affection for it”.

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Frankenstein – A Contemporary Tale

Like Victor Frankenstein, I toiled for many months over my creation (although thankfully, mine didn’t involve any corpses). Unlike Victor I had no need to “turn with loathing from my occupation”, although I was “urged on by an eagerness which perpetually increased”. Continue reading