Literature

The significance of the colour white in Fahrenheit 451

How whiteness is crucial to Fahrenheit 451

Published: 27 September 2020 | Last updated: 28 July 2022
27 September 2020

Explainer: Notes on Nationalism, by George Orwell

Orwell’s Notes on Nationalism feels eerily prescient

Published: 21 August 2020 | Last updated: 29 May 2022
21 August 2020

A brief introduction to The Machine Stops, by E.M. Forster

How The Machine Stops predicts the dangers of the digital age - despite being written in 1909

Published: 22 February 2020 | Last updated: 8 August 2022
22 February 2020

Is Jack Finney’s book The Body Snatchers about paranoia?

The Body Snatchers portrays a community – and country – gripped by fear

Published: 27 July 2019 | Last updated: 1 April 2022
27 July 2019

The Stepford Wives and feminist dystopia

The Stepford Wives imagines a world in which women are man-made, and feminism doesn't exist

Published: 11 July 2019 | Last updated: 28 April 2022
11 July 2019

Misfits in literature: books about not fitting in

Literature loves a misfit. Here are nine books about characters on the edge

Published: 7 July 2019 | Last updated: 25 July 2022
7 July 2019