Recently I read RM Ballantyne's "The Coral Island" because of its influence on Golding for "Lord of the Flies". That was a very worthwhile piece of contextual reading.
Now I've had to read Tennessee Williams' play "Cat on a hot tin roof" for the first time. And I can see that it provides a meaningful injection of bile into Edward Albee's "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf".
Can anyone else suggest useful connecting links?
I recognise that, inevitably, this thread may become a spoof pretty fast- so joke suggestions are welcome, as well as more serious ones!