Monthly Archives: January 2015

Road Story

Road Story is the first novella written by Julienne van Loon, author of Harmless and Beneath the Bloodwood Tree.Road Story won the Australian Vogel Award in 2004. This is a story of friendship and of drug addiction. Eighteen-year old Diana … Continue reading

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On Being Gay in ‘Death in Venice’

Death in Venice is a novella (one of those long short stories) written by the German novelist Thomas Mann. The story revolves around an ageing writer’s obsession with a young Polish boy. It reflects themes on the duality of art … Continue reading

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Get Your Teeth Into This

I thoroughly enjoyed reading “Teeth” by Lee Gutkind, from the book The People of Penn’s Woods West. “Teeth” is about a woman whose husband makes her remove her perfectly healthy teeth in a barter exchange with a dentist. This may … Continue reading

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