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Allusion is not Illusion

You'll pry my books off my cold, dead body. By the time you shift them all I'll be flat and dessicated.

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Winter's Tales
Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen
Black Lamb and Grey Falcon (Penguin Classics)
Rebecca West, Christopher Hitchens
Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Susanna Clarke
Already Dead
Charlie Huston
The Rings of Saturn
W.G. Sebald, Michael Hulse
Lady Audley's Secret
Mary Elizabeth Braddon, David Skilton
Unequal Protection: How Corporations Became "People" - And How You Can Fight Back
Thom Hartmann
The City, Not Long After
Pat Murphy
You Can Sketch: A Step-by-Step Guide for Absolute Beginners
Jackie Simmonds
Lonely Werewolf Girl
Martin Millar
Romancing the Past: The Rise of Vernacular Prose Historiography in Thirteenth-Century France - Gabrielle M. Spiegel History is a particularly effective tool for ideology because of its claims of impartiality and facticity. Spiegel argues that 13th-century French aristocrats invented histories which embedded ideologies in the past in order to redeem or mask present failures while promoting the continued relevance of values supposedly enshrined in the past. The documents thus produced reflect the needs of specific moments and are not literary or linguistic development.