BA English & German University of Liverpool graduate | MA English Literature Cardiff University graduate | Aspiring PhD | Freelance writer and reviewer
Why Larks and Katydids?
In The Haunting of Hill House (1959) Shirley Jackson wrote arguably the best opening lines of any works of literature:
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream."
Offering review, reflection, and commentary on the literature and art that inspires me, this portfolio of writing represents an amalgamation of miniature personal escapes. If we are all condemned to a life that pivots upon absolute reality, we must all - like Jackson's larks and katydids - find room to dream.