The 1969 Censorship Of Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint

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  Nineteen sixty-nine was a tumultuous year It was the year I started to learn how to rebel. As a teenager in Perth, the most isolated city in the world, news arrived days or weeks later than for the rest of the world. The Vietnam War was the most pressing for me because I was only a few years away from the threat of conscription. Many forget or don’t realise that it wasn’t only teenagers in

Finding Your Way To Tim Winton’s Famous Cloudstreet

Tim Wintons Cloudstreet

The search for Cloudstreet “Perth is the biggest country town in the world trying to be a city. The most isolated country town in the world trying to be the most cut-off city in the world, trying desperately to hit the big time. Desert on one side, sea on the other. Philistine fairground. There’s something nesting here, something horrible waiting. Ambition, Rose. It squeezes us into corners and turns out ugly shapes.” This is how

Where Did Mary Shelley Write Dr Frankenstein?

Where Did Mary Shelley Meet Dr Frankenstein

Walk the streets of Geneva in Switzerland to discover the answer Life was complicated for Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, and everybody else around her. Mary Shelley (née Godwin) was born in London in 1797. Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, was a writer, philosopher, and advocate of women’s rights. Her father, William Godwin was a journalist, novelist and anarchist philosopher. Mary’s half-sister, Fanny Imlay, who was three years older than her, was born after her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, had

The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy And Islington

The Galaxy Was Born In Islington

After Douglas Adams destroyed Earth for a hyperspace bypass, he allowed Arthur Dent a few hometown memories The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy takes us to far away places following the destruction of planet Earth by the Vogons. Places that leave Arthur Dent all at sea as he adjusts to being the last remaining human in the Universe. In the company of his trusted friend, an alien, Ford Prefect, he learns the golden rule of space