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www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
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Before the diary': new novel about Anne Frank's life to be published in September

A new novel about Anne Frank's life before she went into hiding will be published later this year.
The novel tells Frank's story from the moment the Nazis invaded the Netherlands in 1940 to when her family went into hiding in 1942. [ more ]
PublishersWeekly.com
6 months ago
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Four New Books on Overlooked Writers

Four books released this week explore the work and legacies of overlooked writers Katharine Bradley, Margaret Cavendish, Edith Cooper, Sara Mayfield, and William Maxwell.
The books cover a range of topics, including biographies of Sara Mayfield and Margaret Cavendish, as well as the work of Katharine Bradley, Edith Cooper, and William Maxwell. [ more ]
Parade
6 months ago
Writing

125 Best Romance Books of All Time, With Picks From Authors

Romance genre has expanded and evolved in recent decades
The list includes both classic and recent romance novels [ more ]
www.theatlantic.com
6 months ago
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Philip Roth' Has Overshadowed Philip Roth

The article explores the distinction between an author's persona and their actual self, using examples from Borges and the novel 'How I Won a Nobel Prize'
The novel 'How I Won a Nobel Prize' satirizes cancel culture, virtue signaling, and hypocrisy in the 21st century academic setting [ more ]
The Paris Review
6 months ago
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The Landscape Has No Doors - The Paris Review

Lin Yi-Han's novel, which greatly influenced the #MeToo movement in Taiwan, is finally being translated into English and will be published in the United States in May.
The novel raises significant awareness about sexual grooming and tackles topics of sexual violence and mental health. [ more ]
Colossal
6 months ago
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Thousands of Classic Films, Books, Illustrations, and Just Entered the Public Domain - Colossal

A trove of literature, art, film, and music has entered the public domain, allowing for easier access and use without permission or compensation.
Notable additions to the public domain this year include the first Mickey Mouse cartoons, iconic literary works, and beloved children's books. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
6 months ago
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Heteropessimism, sex and power games: The new stories about young women clinging to older men

The film Un Amor explores the theme of young women becoming obsessed with older men in literature.
This trend of younger women being attracted to older men is seen in various contemporary novels as well. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

Poem of the week: Stay by David Wheatley

Wheatley's new collection, Child Ballad, references Francis James Child and his work on The Child Ballads.
The poems in Child Ballad move through idiomatic and historical time, blending Scots and English over an Irish subsoil. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
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A library of the future': Can it make the world a better place?

The Future Library project in Norway aims to collect manuscripts from 100 authors and keep them sealed for a century before publishing them as a testament to time and hope.
The manuscripts are stored in the Silent Room of the Deichman Bjorvika library, hidden away on the top floor and lined with 100 layers of wood resembling tree rings. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
6 months ago
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David Mamet Names the Books That Explain the Real Hollywood

Great books can still be badly written if they contain great ideas.
Favorite books that are lesser known: The Wallet of Kai Lung by Ernest Bramah. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
6 months ago
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Wild Swans author Jung Chang awarded CBE in New Year Honours

The best-selling author whose memoir Wild Swans was banned in mainland China but sold millions of copies worldwide has been awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List.
WSJ
6 months ago
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'The Book at War' Review: Passing Time in the Trenches

We have a general sense of what is needed in the run-up to war-not least the stockpiling of armaments and materiel.It turns out that we should inventory our stockpiles of literature as well.
The Paris Review
6 months ago
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Hares

In early March of 2021, Louise Glück visited Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, where I teach.
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Writing

Francis Spufford: It was the sorrow of my life at age 10 that there wasn't one more Narnia book to read'

Books have been portals for the author since reading Tolkien's The Hobbit.
Various authors have influenced the author's perspectives and writing style. [ more ]
The Atlantic
6 months ago
Writing

Taylor Swift at Harvard

Taylor Swift's work and career deserve to be studied because she is a prominent figure in contemporary culture.
Studying Taylor Swift can provide insights into American society and how perceptions of her have changed over time. [ more ]
The Paris Review
6 months ago
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The Art of Fiction No. 185

Shirley Hazzard defended high culture in a speech at the National Book Awards.
Hazzard's books have been making the same argument for decades. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
6 months ago
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In Zimbabwe, a small publisher that helped launch big voices shuts down

In 25 years, the couple-run Harare-based Weaver Press published hundreds of Zimbabwean fiction and nonfiction titles.
Defector
6 months ago
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The Best Things We Read In 2023 | Defector

Cassandra At The Wedding, by Dorothy Baker
This year, I fell into more reading slumps than ever before.
WSJ
6 months ago
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'Remembrance' Review: A Busy Life at the Typewriter

The first sentence of "Fahrenheit 451" is one of literature's great opening lines: "It was a pleasure to burn."
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