Category : Gender & Sexuality

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The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters – A Review

Set in 1922 England after World War I, The Paying Guests focuses a great deal of its narrative on the role of women in the early part of the 20th century. It’s also about love, homosexuality, sex, murder, family and more. Francis Wray, the film’s protagonist, is a twenty-something woman who leaves London (and her

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The White Hotel by D.M. Thomas – A Review

Written by D.M. Thomas, The White Hotel starts off with a poem that brings erotica to full life. This erotic novel follows fantasies and phenomena, based upon what the narrator sees with Sigmund Freud’s patients. Quickly the book changes from this erotica into a book divulging chilling facts about the Holocaust. Finally, toward the end

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The Hours: A Novel by Michael Cunningham – A Review

You have probably heard of The Hours: A Novel before – either because of the famous 2002 Oscar-winning movie (featuring the wonderful Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman and Julian Moore), or the original 1998 book that both The Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Either way, this is one of those novels

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