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Caleb, Domhnall Gleeson’s character from Ex Machina, has a particularly resonant line early in Alex Garland’s science fiction thriller. He...
Sam Thorogood Jun 12, 2017
One week ago, I am ashamed to say, I had not read Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray. However, a...
Sam Thorogood Jan 2, 2014
Yes – it’s scary just how prophetic Wilde was being!
I agree – this novel doesn’t feel as dated as some of the other offerings from the 1800s
Brilliant article. I agree that there is a danger in compartmentalising novels – and, indeed, any form of art – into groups that invariably alienate the under-represented minority. Why should Achebe be taught specifically as a post-colonialist writer, for example, or Woolf as a feminist? I suppose it is more for convenience than anything, but (like you say) it does seem to compound the already problematic situation.
Sounds fantastic – I loved the first film, so will have to check this out ASAP.
Black Mirror is the kind of generation-defining TV that deserves to be watched by the largest possible audience. It’s edgy, compelling, disturbing and yet deeply human – really hope a third series sees the light of day.