SEVEN CIRCUMSTANCES

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Subject & Title Index

Subject and Title index (book titles in bold)

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3,096 Days (Natascha Kampusch, memoir)
300 Days of Sun
A Child’s Christmas in Wales
A Clinical Lesson at the Salpetriere (painting) 
A Closed and Common Orbit
A Gentleman in Moscow
Appetites – A Cookbook
A Song of Stone
Afrikaans (Hennie Aucamp)
Afrikaans cabaret, theatre
All the Birds in the Sky
Alternative history
Amputation
Ancient Greek Myths
And the Mountains Echoed
anthropomorphization
antique restoration
antiques (family heirlooms)
Antonio Canova
Amnesia
Animism
Anti-seminitism
architect, architecture
Argentine Tango
art (collecting)
art (dealing) art (family heirlooms)
Art as propaganda
Art as weapon
Art Imitates Life (trope)
Artificial Intelligence (AI) , AI personalities, AI realism
Artistic freedom
Asperger’s (Asperger Syndrome)
Astronomy
At the Front
Aucamp, Hennie (author)
Auster, Paul
Austen, Jane
AuthoritarianAuthoritarianism
Autism spectrum disorder
Autobiography
Autobiographical Fiction
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B
Baader-Meinhof
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress
Barnes, JulianBarnes, Julian
Berne Convention
Bike Snob NYC (refer Eben Weiss)
Bildungsroman, Bildungsroman
Binu and the Great Wall
Biography
blank verse
blogger
Blomkvist, Mikael
Bonaparte, Pauline, Princess Borghese
Border War
Borges, Jorge Luis
Borghese familyVilla
Borghese, Prince Camillo
Breytenbach, Breyten
Brink, André P.
Brouillet, Andre
Buck, Pearl S.
Burton, Sir Richard (actor)
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C
Canada (setting)
Canada, setting (for Chinese immigrants)
Canada (setting, Vinyl Cafe)
Canadian author, Alice Munro
Canadian author, Stuart McLean
Cartland, Barbara
Cartoon (Tintin)
ceramics, ceramic artist
characterisation
Charcot, Dr. J.M.
Cheney, Mamah Borthwick
Chekov, Anton
cheongsam
child rearing practices (in the Edwardian era); modern child-rearing
classical myths
Coetzee, J.M.
Cold Climate Mysteries
Colonialism
Comedy
Composers, musicians (China)
Congo (book)
Cooking
Copenhagen
Copyright ownership
Corner Gas (TV sitcom series)
corruption
cruel food
Cultural Revolution, China
Cultural Revolution and Tienanmen Square Protests, China
cyperpunkcyberspace
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D
Dahomey (Benin)
Day of the Oprichnik
De Avonden

De Balzac, Honoré
Dear Life (Alice Munro)
Dear Life
(H.E. Bates)
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Derivative fiction
Detroit – An American Autopsy (memoir)
Devil’s Valley
Dewey, the Small-town Library Cat
diaspora
Die Hartseerwals
Disgrace
distance, distancing (technique)
Dominican Republic
Do Not Say We Have Nothing
Dracula
Duane’s Depressed
Dutch, the
Dysfunctional families (novels)
Dystopia, Dystopia (near future)
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E
Eastern Passage
Edwardian
Elizabethan verse
Embassytown (novel)
Ephrussi (family)
erotic romances
exile, Lessing, Doris
exile, Breytenbach, Breyten
Extreme Vinyl Cafe
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F
Fable, fabulist
Fabritius, Carel
Fair use
Fan fiction
fatalism
Fateless
Faulkner, William
fiction
fiction, historical
fiction, modern
Fifty Shades of Grey
fixies
Flashman
Fleming, Ian
Folkloristic quest tale
forgery
Franchises
Fraser, George MacDonald
Frazier, Danny Wilcox
freak show
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G
Genealogy
ghost in the machine
Girl with a Pearl Earring (novel)
Gods, Ancient Egypt
Goldfinch, the (painting)
Goff, Helen Lyndon
Go Set a Watchman
Great Swallow Mountain
Great Wall of China
Greek Mythology
Gurlitt, Cornelius
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H
Hansen, Eric
Hausfrau
helmets
Hemingway, Ernest
hipsters
Høeg, Peter
Hogarth, William
Hollinghurst, Allan
Homosexuality
Hotel, novel of; setting
House of Basarab
House of Drăculești
Hugo Awards, C.J. Anders; B. Chambers
Human curiosities
Hungary
Hysteria
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I
I Was Vermeer
iambic pentameter
Iceland
Icelandic Sagas
illusionistic
Intellectual property fraud
Inspector Chen novel
Invented languages
Investigative Journalism
Isabelle de’Medici – The Glorious Life and Tragic End of a Renaissance Princess
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J
J – A novel
Jacobs, Barbara
Japanese art
Japanese tea ceremony
Jinns, djinns, genies
Journalism (investigative)
Journalism (current events)
Judaica
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K
Kay, Mara
Kertész, Imre
Kitchen Confidential
Künstlerroman
Kurosawa, Akira
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L
Laboratory Literature (Science Fiction)
Landscape painting (technique – instructional manual)
La danse des Fous
Lee, Harper (Go Set a Watchman), Lee, Harper (death), Lee, Harper (digital)
Let Me Off at the Top! (faux autobiography of Ron Burgundy)
Levy, Primo
librarian
Line of Beauty (aesthetics)
Lionel ASBO
Lloyd Wright, Frank
lone wolves (bicycling)
Loving Frank
Loving Mr. Spock
LP record
Lucas, George
Lucasfilm
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M
MaddAddam
Magic Egg
Mamah Borthwick Cheney
mandarin dress
Marie Curie
maritime adventure
Márquez, Gabriel García
Martin, Steve
Mary Poppins
Masha
Matter (novel)
Medium Raw
Memes
Memoir
Meng Jiangnü
Meng Jiangnu’s Wail Shattered The Great Wall
Meta-story
Michie, James
Michigan, Detroit
Millennium Trilogy
Mills & Boon/Harlequin
Monte. Vide. Eu.
Moonstone – The Boy Who Never Was
Moscow, setting
Mr. Muo’s Travelling Couch
Mundane Science Fiction
myths and legends
Myths, Ancient Greece , Myths, Ancient Rome
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N
’n Bruidsbed vir Tant Nonnie
’n Baksel in die Môre
Narrative non-fiction
Neruda, Pablo
Nesbit, Edith
Netherlands, the
netsuke
Neurologist
Neuromancer
New York (cycling in)
New York (set in)
No Reservations
Nobel Prize for Literature 2013
non-fiction
Nordic Literature, Sjón; Mankell
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O
Only Say the Word
Orchid Fever
Oryx and Crake

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P
painting (novel about)
painting, landscapes (technique)
Pascal, Blaise
Pastiche
Perfect Little World
Pianos, piano makers, history of piano
People of the Deer
Percival’s Planet
Peter Pan
Photo Invasion
Physics
Piano-making
Piano-manufacturing
Plagiarism
Planet X
play
play for voices
Pluto
political activism, Lessing Doris
political activism, Breytenbach, Breyten
Poppins, Mary
Prezi Hotshot (reference)
Prince of Wallachia
Printed books
Proulx, Annie E.
provenance
Q
Quarry, the
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R
racism
Radiation poisoning
Railsea
Recipes (Anthony Bourdain), recipes (and murder)
Red Mandarin Dress
Report from the interior
Revenge of the Vinyl Cafe
Rhino Ranch (novel)
Rhodesia
Rice (novel)
romance (historical)
Russia, setting
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S
S. (Also: Ship of Theseus)
Salander, Lisbeth
Saving Mr. Banks
science fiction
Scott, Alexander R. (management theory)
sea story, sea-story
Secretary (erotic romance)
Seinfeld (TV series)
Sense-of-wonder SF (Science Fiction)
sequels, prequels
serpentine line
Seven circumstances (website)
seven circumstances (principle of inquiry)
sexual repression
Shakespeare, William
Shakespeare, William (450th anniversary)
Shepard, Ernest
Shepard, Mary
Ship of Theseus
short story form
short stories, short story collections
Skeletons at the Feast
Slavery (Brazil), slavery (Portugal)

South African literature – Hennie Aucamp, Breyten Breytenbach, Doris Lessing
Southern Gothic novel
speculative fiction
Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk
Star Wars
Stick Out Your Tongue
still life
stolen art
Stories from the Vinyl Cafe
structure
Surrealism
suspense
Sweden, Swedish humour
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T
Tango, dance
Taoism
Tejada-Flores, Lito
Ţepeş, Vlad
The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
The Aleph
The Barrow Poets
The Blue Fox
The Book About Blanche And Marie
The Bridge
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Buried Giant

The Chosen
The Evenings

The Fables of De La Fontaine
The Family Fang

The Famished Road
The Fattened Aleph
The Fat Years

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Gods of Tango

The Golden Notebook
The Goldfinch (novel)
The Grass is Singing
The Grey Zone
The Heart Goes Last
The Hare with Amber Eyes
The High Mountains of Portugal

The Historian
The Hydrogen Sonata
The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet
The Last Days of New Paris
The Last Nude
The Last Policeman
(detective series)
The Line of Beauty (novel)
The Long Earth
The Lost Daughter of Happiness
The Man Who Smiled
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
The Noise of Time
The Piano
The Piano Maker
The Player of Games
The Princess of Nowhere
The Quarry

The Railway Children
The Rosie Project
The Snow Child

The State of the Art
The Table of Less Valued Knights

The Teahouse Fire
The Undatebles
The Unfixed Stars
The Viceroy of Ouidah

The Vinyl Café
The Vinyl Cafe Unplugged
The Visit of the Royal Physician
The Whispering Muse

The Wreck of the River of Stars
The Year of the Flood

The Zone of Interest
Thomas, Dylan
This Census-taker
thriller (trilogy)
Time (theme); time (theme)
Tintin and Alph Art
To Kill a Mockingbird
Transformative fiction
Transgressive fiction
Transylvania
Troll – A Love Story
Trolls in art
Trolls Mythology (Iceland)
Trolls in literature 
trompe-l’oeil
Tropes, maritime (in novel)
Tropes (general)
Turkey
Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-eight Nights
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U
Ugly American
urban decay
Umbrella
Under the Wide and Starry Sky

Under Milk Wood
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V
velo-taxonomy
Vermeer, Johannes
Viljoen, Dr. Louise (academic)
Vlad – The Last Confession
Vlad II Dracul
Vlad III
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W
Wallachia
Wallander, Kurt
Welcome Home – Travels in Small-town Canada
Weiss, Eben (Bike Snob NYC)
Willis, George
Winnie-The-Pooh
Wish You Were Here
World of Trouble
Worst. Person. Ever.

Wright, Frank Lloyd
wuwei
WWII
World War II, post-war conditions
Wynne, Frank
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XYZ
You Don’t Look Your Age…And Other Fairy Tales
Zero History
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