Tag Archives: reader response

REVIEW:”KING OF THE BADGERS”(HENSHER). BY STEVEN BENSON

What an odd book!I so much wanted to like it; the author integrates openly gay characters within a small town community(except for one Neighbourhood Watch freak homophobe); thats something for a start. And, in theory,  I quite like the “loose … Continue reading

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THE HEGEMONY IN ACTION, AND FORSTER’S “MAURICE”.THE PRESENTATION THAT NEVER WAS. BY STEVEN BENSON

The following is a presentation I was intending to give as part of a course at my local (official) university, in response to the whole class having studied Alain-Fournier:”Le Grand Meaulnes”. The theme was novels which had an important effect on … Continue reading

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STREAM-OF-CONSCIOUSNESS LINKS:RANDOM(OR ARE THEY?). BY STEVEN BENSON

“..and the sounds repeated: the forsaken city, your lost love, endless night, summer, fever…Seurel, my friend,I am in great distress”(Alain-Fournier, “Le Grand Meaulnes”) psychogeography internal landcape the lost path the lost domain Mum Lewis’s …. Rebirth?

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“THE ULTIMATE DEATH OF THE AUTHOR/DECONSTRUCTIONIST/READER-RESPONSE TEXT:)”. BY STEVEN BENSON

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LIFE MIRRORS ART; TIME SLIPPAGES AND GESTALT READING.BY STEVEN BENSON

Talking recently to a friend, whom I had not last seen for over twenty years,and with whom I was at a school, in the 1970s,  a school which was decidably UN gay-friendly, reminiscencing about whom we knew/thought was or was not gay:it … Continue reading

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