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October’s featured text is ‘The Comfort of Strangers’
by Iain McEwan
You can buy it here.
Each month, the Internet of Words presents a selection of content: fiction, essays, poetry and non-fiction, inspired and directly influenced by our Book of the Month.
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Available This Month:
An Introduction to the Challenging: Ian McEwan’s career began with difficult, often disturbing narratives that would question a reader’s belief in the goodness and sanctity of modern society. That edge still remains, but with age has taken on a deeper significance: we explore his body of work and how the subject matter of his novels never fails to cause some measure of controversy…
Traversing the Fringes: Our Book of the Month is one of the first stories McEwan wrote in what has become commonly known as his Macabre Phase. How much is a reader prepared to accept in a narrative before the subject matter becomes simply too difficult to stomach?
From Page to Screen: McEwan’s work has been widely dramatised both on TV and Film, most recently by the BBC who took on what many thought was the unadaptable A Child in Time. We examine the work spawned from this writer’s output and look at the difficulties of presenting challenging narratives to produce compelling viewing.
Seed: (Short Story) In my head, you and I are lovers… Sometimes, what is the truth and what are lies becomes impossible to adequately divide.
This month’s exclusive Patreon content will consist of poetry based on the breadth of McEwan’s work, including Atonement, Enduring Love, The Ploughman’s Lunch and A Child in Time.
Pledges for the site begin at only $2, which grants you full access to all exclusive material.