• An Atlas of Literary Maps Created by Great Authors: J.R.R Tolkien's Middle Earth, Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island & More

    1 month ago - By Open Culture

    Plot, setting, character... we learn to think of these as discrete elements in literary writing, comparable to the strategy, board, and pieces of a chess game. But what if this scheme doesn't quite work? What about when the setting is a character? There are many literary works named and well-known for the unforgettable places they introduce: Walden , Wuthering Heights, Howards End... There are invented domains that seem more real to readers than reality: Faulkner's Yoknapatowpha, Thomas Hardy's Wessex... There are works that describe impossible places so vividly we believe in their...
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