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‘Language is what stops the heart exploding’

In this essay, written for The Guardian on the occasion of a 2008 T.S. Eliot festival at London’s Donmar Warehouse, Jeanette Winterson offers her thoughts on Eliot’s work and legacy. She talks about The Waste Land at some length and describes her first encounter with … Continue reading ‘Language is what stops the heart exploding’


“Whenever I got stuck I reread the original text and imagined Chaucer winking at me, saying, go girl.”

— Patience Agbabi to The Guardian, 23rd Jan. 2014.

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