World Book Day – Thursday 5th March
Great books to read if you’re considering a future in Literature, or just if you want to develop your reading further:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger – In his classic coming-of-age novel, Salinger presents, through the eyes of his iconic protagonist Holden Caulfield, an intense critique of society’s superficiality and its effects on adolescence.
Paradise Lost by John Milton – What can be deemed a daunting read consisting of a 12-part epic poem, Paradise Lost tells a great story of man’s fall from grace, the battle for heaven and a strive for redemption.
Summertime: Scenes from a Provincial Life by J.M. Coetzee – An author not known to many, Coetzee, within a collection of interviews, utilizes a very interesting form to create what becomes a very self-deprecatory but reflective novel on the self and their relation to society.
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