Former TLS editor John Gross offers a rich compendium of an underrated genre. From Beowulf to Harry Potter, no literary monument is left unscathed. A fun, surprisingly illuminating take on literary history.
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December 6: "I watched him plant a weeping willow in the backyard. It seemed to symbolize his sorrow for the direction our country had taken."
"It was during those long and lonely years that my hunger for the freedom of my own people became a hunger for the freedom of all people, white and black. I knew as well as…
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