William Golding

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It's a Tale of 'Toxic Masculinity.' 2 Men Think It Should Star Girls

Modern film adaptation of William Golding's novel is taking flak

(Newser) - William Golding's popular 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, which explores the very worst of humanity as exhibited by young boys stranded alone on a remote island, "is a book about toxic masculinity and what happens when that is left unchecked," per the Hollywood Reporter . So if... More »

Biography Bares Lord of the Flies Author's Demons

Biographer sheds light on unseen memoirs

(Newser) - In an unpublished autobiography, the author of Lord of the Flies described his attempted rape of a 15-year-old when he was about 18, the Times of London reports. While walking with the girl, he “felt sure she wanted heavy sex, as this was visibly written on her pert, ripe... More »

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