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Did Shakespeare Hold the First London Olympics?

Did Shakespeare Hold the First London Olympics? | Biblio | Scoop.it

If the Olympics are all about bringing the world together in one place to play, then William Shakespeare could be credited with holding the first London Olympics all the way back in the Elizabethan Age.

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geek as hell: random acts of geekness

geek as hell: random acts of geekness | Biblio | Scoop.it

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These books are made for walking: shoes in literature

These books are made for walking: shoes in literature | Biblio | Scoop.it

It tends to pass beneath our attention in novels, but there's more fictional footwear that you might think, some of written in very polished prose.

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Donna Tartt, Vijay Seshadri win Pulitzer prizes

Donna Tartt, Vijay Seshadri win Pulitzer prizes | Biblio | Scoop.it

The winner in fiction is Donna Tartt for The Goldfinch (Little, Brown). The winner in poetry is Vijay Seshadri for 3 Sections (Graywolf Press).

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The Grapes of Wrath is 75 years old and more relevant than ever

The Grapes of Wrath is 75 years old and more relevant than ever | Biblio | Scoop.it

Alan Yuhas: Steinbeck didn't want us to lose hope – he wanted us to get angry at those who would strip hope from us.

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Gustave Doré's splendid illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven'

Gustave Doré's splendid illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' | Biblio | Scoop.it

In 1884, Doré produced 26 steel engravings for an illustrated edition of Edgar Allan Poe’s gloomy classic 'The Raven'. Like all of his illustrations, the images are rich with detail, yet in contrast to his earlier work, particularly the fine lines of his Quixote, these engravings are softer, characterized by a deep chiaroscuro appropriate to the mood of the poem. 

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A Canticle for Leibowitz, venerated science fiction masterpiece

A Canticle for Leibowitz, venerated science fiction masterpiece | Biblio | Scoop.it

Miller does an amazing job of telling three tales that give you a fairly clear picture of the origins and 1200+ year history of the Albertian Order of St. Leibowitz.

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The public library

The public library | Biblio | Scoop.it

'The public library is a singularly American invention'. An excerpt from the new book The Public Library: A Photographic Essay, by David Morris.

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Shakespeare's plays in three-panel comics

Shakespeare's plays in three-panel comics | Biblio | Scoop.it

Mya Gosling:  No time to read all of Shakespeare's plays, but still want to know what happens in them? I've got you covered.

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San Francisco Bay Area literary map

San Francisco Bay Area literary map | Biblio | Scoop.it

Interactive literary map of SF Bay Area celebrates region's storied past and tracks its ever-evolving present.

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Every city should have one of these. FS

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Five great literary pranksters

Five great literary pranksters | Biblio | Scoop.it

It's April Fools Day, and to celebrate, we'll take a look at the antics of five authors who loved a good troll.

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My hero: George Orwell by John Carey

My hero: George Orwell by John Carey | Biblio | Scoop.it

Orwell was a truth-teller whose courage and sense of social justice made him a secular saint.

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Unpublished Tennessee Williams short story sees the light of day after 80 years

Unpublished Tennessee Williams short story sees the light of day after 80 years | Biblio | Scoop.it

Crazy Nights, written in the 1930s, to be published in US magazine The Strand.

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Why is the 'mor' in Voldemort (and Mordor and Dr. Moreau) so evil-sounding?

Why is the 'mor' in Voldemort (and Mordor and Dr. Moreau) so evil-sounding? | Biblio | Scoop.it

'Mor' may be what is sometimes called a phonestheme: a part of a word that tends to carry a certain connotation not because of etymology or formal definition but just by association.

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The art of independent publishing

The art of independent publishing | Biblio | Scoop.it

The publisher of Graywolf on the pleasure of finding books others have overlooked.

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What book would you send to someone in prison?

What book would you send to someone in prison? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Leading authors have shared what books they would send an inmate and why, as part of the campaign Books for Prisoners. Which copy would you send and for what reasons?

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, April 15, 7:07 AM

Some very nice reading suggestions from authors, and even more in the comments.

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Boston is getting an amazingly cool Edgar Allan Poe statue

Boston is getting an amazingly cool Edgar Allan Poe statue | Biblio | Scoop.it

Artist Stefanie Rocknak is creating an impressively badass statue of Edgar Allan Poe to display in Boston, Poe's place of birth.

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Tom Gauld's brilliant literary cartoons blur the artificial line between 'high' and 'pop' culture

Tom Gauld's brilliant literary cartoons blur the artificial line between 'high' and 'pop' culture | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Hemingway's hangovers to the messiness of creative collaborations, wryly witty visual satire of intellectualism.

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Book trailers: definitely not the wave of the future

Book trailers: definitely not the wave of the future | Biblio | Scoop.it

Kelly Thompson: What makes a good book trailer? What makes a terrible one? What use are they anyway? Let's talk about why most of them don't work and link to some of the best and worst I found, shall we?

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Sherlock Holmes returns in new Anthony Horowitz book, Moriarty

Sherlock Holmes returns in new Anthony Horowitz book, Moriarty | Biblio | Scoop.it

'Does anyone believe what happened at the Reichenbach Falls?' reads the opening of novel sanctioned by Conan Doyle estate.

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Gorgeous and rare illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

Gorgeous and rare illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord | Biblio | Scoop.it

The intricate art of confounding expectations.

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The Story of Antigone retold in style, beautifully illustrated

The Story of Antigone retold in style, beautifully illustrated | Biblio | Scoop.it

Ali Smith brings Sophocles's tragedy to life in an imaginative reworking for younger readers, writes Marcus Sedgwick.

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Little-seen Seamus Heaney poems published in literary 'map of Dublin'

Little-seen Seamus Heaney poems published in literary 'map of Dublin' | Biblio | Scoop.it

Anthology If Ever You Go includes rare works set – unusually for the Nobel laureate – in his adopted city.

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A book for the socially awkward

A book for the socially awkward | Biblio | Scoop.it

You can -- sometimes -- tell a lot about a book by its trailer. Trailers for books are a still-evolving art form, but one thing for sure is that an amusing book with a funny trailer is a very good sign.

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Read a chapter of George R.R. Martin's forthcoming  Game of Thrones book

Read a chapter of George R.R. Martin's forthcoming  Game of Thrones book | Biblio | Scoop.it

Luckily for fans, Martin has thrown a small bone their way in the form of an excerpt from the forthcoming novel on his website.

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The Road, The Corrections and more, imagined as adorable children's books

The Road, The Corrections and more, imagined as adorable children's books | Biblio | Scoop.it

Jerry Puryear’s amazing children’s-book style parodies of grown-up classics on Tumblr.

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Franco Moretti and the science of literary criticism

Franco Moretti and the science of literary criticism | Biblio | Scoop.it

Should literary criticism be an art or a science? A surprising amount depends on the answer to that question.

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