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Ella Berthoud is a bibliotherapist at the international School of Life, prescribing literary cures to readers everywhere. She is the author of The Art of Mindful Reading, The Novel Cure and The Story Cure, and read English Literature at Cambridge University. Ella regularly gives talks on reading ailments and mindful reading at bookstores and festivals across the UK. She lives with her family in West Sussex.
Introduction History of Literature GLOSSARY The oral tradition Early literature Sanskrit literature Medieval literature Early modern literature Modern literature Profile: Hilda Doolittle Modernist literature Postcolonial literature The Novel GLOSSARY The birth of the novel Epistolary novel Historical novel Science fiction Crime Profile: Fyodor Dostoevsky Horror Utopia/Dystopia Fantasy Romance Graphic novel Young adult LGBTQ+ Literary Prose GLOSSARY Short story Diary Autobiography & memoir Profile: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Philosophical works Religious texts Poetry GLOSSARY Epic poem Free verse Sonnet Ode Profile: Hafez Ballad Haiku Ghazal Drama GLOSSARY Tragedy Comedy Profile: Aristophanes Melodrama Theater of the absurd Passion play Political play Literary Devices GLOSSARY Irony Allegory Profile: Jorge Luis Borges Symbolism Anthropomorphism Personification Foreshadow & flashback Literary Styles GLOSSARY Narrative voice Realism Profile: Ali Smith Satire Gothic Postmodernism Stream of consciousness Appendices Resources Notes on contributors Index Acknowledgements