This study guide will help you analyse the text “The Rental Heart” by Kirsty Logan. We will show you examples of elements in the text that will be relevant for your analysis. In these notes, we will give you some suggestions and ideas on text summary, the characterization of the protagonist, and elements of the plot and themes.
Presentation of the text
Title: The Rental Heart
Author: Kirsty Logan
Genre: Science Fiction, short story
Year of Publication: 2010
Kirsty Logan is a Scottish award-winning author. Her literary works are published in magazines and anthologies all over the world and translated into both French, Japanese and Spanish. She has previously worked as a bookseller, and is now an editorial manager and freelance writer.
“The rental heart” is part of a book titled “The rental heart and other fairy tales”. The short stories in the book feature everything from clockwork hearts, lascivious queens to paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world. The book was received very well by critics and has been awarded a few literary prizes.
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