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Cover Versions: Worldwide covers of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’

Cover Versions: Worldwide covers of Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ | Biblio | Scoop.it

Apparently this was Kerouac’s response to all the different cover designs and foreign editions: 'When I’m old, you know what I’m going to do? I’m going to study languages reading these.'

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For Grammar Nazis: amusing mugs that make sure you use the correct words

For Grammar Nazis: amusing mugs that make sure you use the correct words | Biblio | Scoop.it

If you are the kind who are particular about proper grammar usage, you would probably have been annoyed by someone else’s lack of regard for it. Now, you can hint at their grammatical sloppiness by giving them one, or all six, of these humorous and useful ‘Grammar Grumble Mugs’ by The Literary Gift Company.

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George Orwell's son embarks on pilgrimage to save war site that inspired Homage to Catalonia

George Orwell's son embarks on pilgrimage to save war site that inspired Homage to Catalonia | Biblio | Scoop.it

For Richard Blair, the sight of the sandbagged trenches outside the Spanish village of Alcubierre gives rise to strong emotions. It was here that his father, George Orwell, came within millimetres of death as a sniper’s bullet traversed his neck and nearly robbed the world of some of modern literature’s greatest works.

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Stop boring on about feminist role models in books: children don't care, says Helen Skelton

Stop boring on about feminist role models in books: children don't care, says Helen Skelton | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Blue Peter presenter says children 'just like to read about people doing cool things in cool places'.

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Leonard Nimoy reads Ray Bradbury stories from The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man

Leonard Nimoy reads Ray Bradbury stories from The Martian Chronicles & The Illustrated Man | Biblio | Scoop.it

Ray Bradbury, author of The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451, contributed to science fiction a highly distinctive voice; the now departed Leonard Nimoy, Star Trek's Mr. Spock, also contributed to science fiction a highly distinctive voice.

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The only drawing from Maurice Sendak's short-lived attempt to illustrate The Hobbit

The only drawing from Maurice Sendak's short-lived attempt to illustrate The Hobbit | Biblio | Scoop.it

Whatever the ultimate obstacle, Sendak completed just two drawings for the book; the only one that survives shows us how he envisioned the hobbit hero Bilbo Baggins and the wizard Gandalf.

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Vivian Gornick: a woman on the margins

Vivian Gornick: a woman on the margins | Biblio | Scoop.it

An interview with Vivian Gornick about the problem with writing programs, the memoir's potential for dishonesty, and finding her way as a writer. By Jessica Gross.

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Dante turns seven hundred and fifty

Dante turns seven hundred and fifty | Biblio | Scoop.it

John Kleiner: It’s hard to convey the importance of Dante’s place in Italian culture, but there are many possible explanations for the poet's enduring hold on the country.

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J.R.R. Tolkien's little-known, gorgeous art

J.R.R. Tolkien's little-known, gorgeous art | Biblio | Scoop.it

Maria Popova: An important side of the beloved writer, who was as much an artist of pictures as he was of words.

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10 best dark books

10 best dark books | Biblio | Scoop.it

Amelia Gray's wonderfully dark story collection Gutshot features a giant snake bisecting a town and a man, afraid of losing his beloved, soothed by her detached sensory perceptions. Gray, a master of haunting storytelling, picks 10 of her favorite books.

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Science fiction and fantasy: how to raise the stakes in your story without wrecking your characters

Science fiction and fantasy: how to raise the stakes in your story without wrecking your characters | Biblio | Scoop.it

Charlie Jane Anders: The best science fiction and fantasy stories are impossible to tear yourself away from -- and often, that thrilling sense of momentum comes from the sense that the danger to the world keeps getting bigger and scarier. But how do you raise the stakes without sacrificing your characters?

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Is it time for literary magazines to rethink the slush?

Is it time for literary magazines to rethink the slush? | Biblio | Scoop.it

In general, the literary world is far too shy about talking about money, and publishing can be quite closed to marginalized voices who can’t afford unpaid internships, reading fees, and other entry barriers. This is a conversation we need to have.

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Ten books to read now that Mad Men is over

Ten books to read now that Mad Men is over | Biblio | Scoop.it

These books give a closer look at the era, offering a vision of Midcentury Manhattan that goes beyond Cheever and Yates.

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Mehri Kashani obituary

Mehri Kashani obituary | Biblio | Scoop.it

Mehri Kashani, a poet and writer, who has died aged 79, was deeply admired in Persian literary circles in London, where she lived, and in Iran, her home country, which she left after the revolution of 1979, and missed.

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Can tweets be literature?

Can tweets be literature? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Tao Lin and Mira Gonzalez have introduced a new genre to the literary canon in Selected Tweets, their collection of Twitter output published in a tête-bêche volume for paperback consumption.

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Hear Orson Welles read Edgar Allan Poe on a cult classic album by The Alan Parsons Project

Hear Orson Welles read Edgar Allan Poe on a cult classic album by The Alan Parsons Project | Biblio | Scoop.it

f someone asks whether you like Tales of Mystery and Imagination, you’d better clarify which Tales of Mystery and Imagination they mean: the first complete collection of horror and suspense stories by master of psychological unease Edgar Allan Poe, or the first album by The Alan Parsons Project?

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E.E. Cummings on what it really means to be an artist and his little-known line drawings

E.E. Cummings on what it really means to be an artist and his little-known line drawings | Biblio | Scoop.it

'The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself'.

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Europe's 10 most beautiful libraries

Europe's 10 most beautiful libraries | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Baroque spaces to contemporary designs, Europe boasts some of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

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Listen to Saul Bellow read from Humboldt's Gift and Henderson the Rain King

Listen to Saul Bellow read from Humboldt's Gift and Henderson the Rain King | Biblio | Scoop.it

Norman Rush: I hadn’t heard Saul Bellow read from his works until recently, when I was given this recording. A surprise for me was that there was no surprise in Bellow, the man, reading. He was exactly the quick, rueful, ironical, winsome, laid-back, Olympian-but-fighting-it character the alter egos who had starred so prominently in his novels had prepared me to expect.

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Ten commandments of writing

Ten commandments of writing | Biblio | Scoop.it
Karen E. Bender: 'The role of literary fiction in our culture? I feel so strongly the importance of deep, complex literary fiction'.
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Belmont Public Library for birds: yes, a library for birds

Belmont Public Library for birds: yes, a library for birds | Biblio | Scoop.it

Have you seen the awesome Belmont Public Library for birds? A library-themed bird feeder.

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László Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International prize 2015

László Krasznahorkai wins Man Booker International prize 2015 | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Hungarian novelist László Krasznahorkai has been announced as the winner of the 2015 Man Booker International Prize. Krasznahorkai’s most famous novels, Satantango and The Melancholy of Resistance have been made into films by celebrated Hungarian director Béla Tarr.

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How to spend a day in the life of your favorite fictional character

How to spend a day in the life of your favorite fictional character | Biblio | Scoop.it

If you've ever dreamed of living in your favorite book, try the next best thing and travel to the very real places of which these novels are set.

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This could be the first true face of Shakespeare from his lifetime

This could be the first true face of Shakespeare from his lifetime | Biblio | Scoop.it

The first portrait of playwright William Shakespeare created in his lifetime may have just been discovered in a 16th century botany book.

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Penguin Random House launches Mockingbird re-read campaign

Penguin Random House launches Mockingbird re-read campaign | Biblio | Scoop.it

Penguin Random House will begin a To Kill a Mockingbird re-reading challenge this week, ahead of the July release of Harper Lee’s second novel Go Set a Watchman (William Heinemann). The 10-day global social media campaign, running from 21st May to 31st May, is described as a 'read-along for readers old and new, (re)discovering and discussing the book together to a loose 10-day plan'.

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Fred Stenson's curator insight, May 19, 10:40 AM

Oh, for heaven's sake, this is too much. I read it. Everyone I know read it. There's a gazillion articles about it. My children read it annually while in school because it was the only book, it seems, that Alberta Education condones. Enough already. FS

sander de cock's curator insight, May 25, 6:10 AM

Ik vind dit een geweldige actie dat ze hier doen, een fotowedstrijd maken voor een boek te winnen. Het beste van al is, dat je een bepaald boek in de foto moet hebben.

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Harold Bloom's 6 favorite books that helped shape 'the American Sublime'

Harold Bloom's 6 favorite books that helped shape 'the American Sublime' | Biblio | Scoop.it

The esteemed scholar and critic celebrates benchmark works by Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and more.

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