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WOOL-GATHERER 10

‘A Lesson in Dissection’: does analysis spoil the pleasure of reading?

‘Obedience Tests and Other Illusions’: Shakespeare and feminism.

‘Crabbe Goes Chauvinist-Clubbing’: some observations on Crabbe’s poem ‘The Wager’.

‘A Painted Ship upon a Painted Ocean’: Llŷr Lewis’s poem ‘Waves’.

‘Some Arab Thoroughbreds’; equine episodes in The Arabian Nights.

‘G***’: Shakespeare and obscenity.

‘Beware of Fun-Lovers with G.S.O.H.’: in defence of Malvolio. (see Extracts page)

‘Dear Diary: Wrote Poem. Ruled Country.’: some royal authors – James I of Scotland, Alfred, Marcus Aurelius. (see Extracts page)

‘Blue-tinted Spectacles’: thoughts on nostalgia provoked by A.E. Housman.

‘The Cup that Cheers’: Wordsworth’s ‘The Pet Lamb’, and some literary descendants.

‘The Last Button on the Waistcoat’: broken cultural tabus in Conan Doyle’s ‘Brigadier Gerard’ and Saki’s ‘The Bag’.

‘A Bastardised Text’: OCR technology in print-to-order books.