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An Old Favourite Revisited: The Master and Margarita

In 1940, in Moscow, a sick writer lay dictating the final revisions to a novel upon which he had been working for the better part of twelve years. During that time, he had suffered public denunciation and private terror, and his work had consistently been denied publication. Now the novel was almost complete, but the… Continue reading An Old Favourite Revisited: The Master and Margarita

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Alt Lit, the Internet, and the State of Self-publishing: Part 2

Not many people have heard of Alt Lit as yet. At the risk of being humiliated, I’m going to stick my neck out and say that they soon will. Oh dear, I’ve done it now. Making predictions is one of the surest ways to incur public ridicule and utter mortification, which is perhaps why fortune-tellers… Continue reading Alt Lit, the Internet, and the State of Self-publishing: Part 2

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Alt Lit, the Internet, and the State of Self-publishing: Part 1

Warning: this post contains half-baked speculation, crackpot predictions, and pretentious posturing. Oh, and links. Lots of links. You have been warned! Thanks to the internet, we live in the interesting times of the Chinese curse. The internet is as potent as it is unpredictable. As a quick glance at the comments accompanying the average YouTube video will… Continue reading Alt Lit, the Internet, and the State of Self-publishing: Part 1