No Cygnet for Sleep: An Introduction

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Jivan Ward was first seen on the RRP Blog with his excellent piece ‘Thread‘ that won him the Story of the Month Award in April 2014. You may expect a new edition of ‘No Cygnet for Sleep’ every Sunday Morning, specifically for your literary pleasure.  

By Jivan Ward

‘No Cygnet for Sleep’ is a study of voice and stream of consciousness in the contemporary world with the hopes of entertaining you, the reader.

Stream of consciousness has been a major literary device since works like Ulysses by James Joyce and To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf. All of which have inspired a whole host of modern classics and contemporary novels like A Girl is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride. Eimear McBride’s debut has been an undoubted influence to this piece as well as other authors like Cormac McCarthy, Don DeLillo, and David Foster Wallace.

Voice is an…

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