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Today, “confession” means a specific thing, usually dealing with either religion or legal proceedings but, in the past, it involved something completely different, something

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"Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties" - John Milton

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In Brian Levak's Handbook, witchcraft and related issues are approached in a very original and tantalising way

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Nobody actually knows where the vampire comes from. It is common knowledge that it is a typical figure of Slavic and Eastern European folklore

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Leopardi, one of Italy’s most appreciated and often-quoted poets

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The fear of the other and the unknown did not begin with the discovery of America

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James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner is set in the Eighteenth Century, when the Enlightenment was in full swing.

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Thomas Love Peacock (1785-1866) is not as famous as other nineteenth-century British writers, but his fame rests on his conversational novels: the central part

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From an epistemological point of view, the nineteenth century bade defiance to long-established knowledge. Lyell and Darwin, through their geological and biological studies, questioned

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Hilary Mantel manages to revive an epoch when plotting and scheming were essential components of everyday life. This holds especially true at Hampton Court,

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Literary critics define him as the most important and most significant Metaphysical poet. But what does “metaphysical” really mean?

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In German they call it Nachleben, the reception of a literary figure or an epoch at later stages. On April the 23rd, the whole

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In the light of Shakespeare’s celebrations this year, it is opportune to review his background because the Romantic incertitude surrounding his life has given

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