Lessons from ‘Possession’: The Myth of Melusine

(Part one of a series.) Possession is an intricate novel written in 1990 by A.S. Byatt. A combination of mystery, myth, and romance, it is a book that delves into the lives of two 19th century poets and the pair of 20th century-era academics that attempt to piece together the poets’ lives. When I assess…
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Cold Weather Reading

Today has been cold and grey, the kind of day that makes me want to do nothing other than curl up and read.  I’ve been reading A Private Disgrace: Lizzie Borden by Daylight, which I recently scooped up at a library book sale. As I set it aside, I thought about the fact that reading…
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Listen to Possession on BBC Radio 4

Thank you to Prabal K. Ray for letting me know that an adaptation of A.S. Byatt’s book Possession is currently on BBC Radio 4.  Those of us outside the UK are able to listen to it as well.  There are 7 days left to listen to episode 1. Possession is one of my favorite and…
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