Category Archives: Byatt (A.S.)

Don’t Underestimate Midsummer Madness

The summer solstice and Shakespeare’s famous play appear sentimental to us today. They were not always so.

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Fantasy to the Rescue in Hard Times

Byatt’s book “The Children’s Hour” demonstrates many of the uses of fantasy.

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Literary Reflections on QEII’s Coronation

A. S. Byatt points to the renewal symbolism that Britain found in the the coronation of Queen Elizabeth 60 years ago.

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