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How could someone who writes about lovesick teen girls be a feminist?

How could someone who writes about lovesick teen girls be a feminist? | Biblio | Scoop.it

'Twilight' and 'Host' author Stephenie Meyer claims the word, for good reasons.

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Hear Beowulf read in the original Old English: how many words do you recognize?

Hear Beowulf read in the original Old English: how many words do you recognize? | Biblio | Scoop.it

The ancient language known as Old English is nothing like Shakespeare, nor even Chaucer, who wrote in a late Middle English that sounds strange enough to modern ears.

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The most spectacular libraries in the world

The most spectacular libraries in the world | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Rococo fantasies to nests of twigs and steel, we present a selection of the world's most beautiful libraries.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, October 24, 4:13 PM

Yes, please. :)

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Are there too many books?

The total number of books in print hit 28 million worldwide in 2013, but are there enough readers to justify so much publishing?

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10 science fiction authors whose books just kept getting stranger

10 science fiction authors whose books just kept getting stranger | Biblio | Scoop.it

A lot of authors tend to become more conventional over time. They get more mainstream cred, mellow out, and sand the rough edges off their work. But some of science fiction's most famous authors have just kept pushing the limits of storytelling.

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The top 10 fairytales

The top 10 fairytales | Biblio | Scoop.it

From Hans Christian Andersen to Angela Carter’s Bloody Chamber, Marina Warner picks her favourite fairytales.

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Do you have to win a Nobel Prize to be translated?

Do you have to win a Nobel Prize to be translated? | Biblio | Scoop.it

An American publisher had paid Patrick Modiano’s French publisher advances of under five thousand dollars for each of the books by the Nobel Prize winner.

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Patrick Modiano's postwar world

Patrick Modiano's postwar world | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Nobel laureate has returned again and again to the same themes: the pull of the past and the blurring of moral boundaries.

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Nobel Prize Literature winner 2014: Patrick Modiano

Nobel Prize Literature winner 2014: Patrick Modiano | Biblio | Scoop.it

Patrick Modiano, author of Lacombe Lucien, wins the The Swedish Academy award for the Nobel Prize in literature 2014.

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Why novelize a novelist's life?

Why novelize a novelist's life? | Biblio | Scoop.it

A new novel about E. M. Forster, by Damon Galgut, shows that a fictionalized life can revivify even the most heavily biographized writers.

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These witty page markers make your books look like something else

These witty page markers make your books look like something else | Biblio | Scoop.it

Turn your books and documents into miniature landscapes and movie scenes whenever you place sticky notes on them. Tokyo-based designer Duncan Shotton (who also made the Rainbow Pencils) recently came up with Sticky Page Markers, post-its that look like New York, London, and even a Martian landscape when grouped together.

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American dreams: did William Gibson's Neuromancer blueprint our reality?

American dreams: did William Gibson's Neuromancer blueprint our reality? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Nathaniel Rich :William Gibson found a huge and eager audience for his paranoid fever dream of a novel that updated Orwell for the computer age, even if it was a bitch to read.

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A list of the new words we are all 'oversharing'

A list of the new words we are all 'oversharing' | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Chambers Dictionary Word of the Year has been announced. 'Overshare', meaning 'to be unacceptably forthcoming with information about one’s personal life', was selected from a shortlist compiled by the Chambers Editorial Board.

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All this Dylan Thomas fever is telling us only half the story

All this Dylan Thomas fever is telling us only half the story | Biblio | Scoop.it

The Dylan Thomas centenary is upon us. Next Monday, the self-styled 'Rimbaud of Cwmdonkin Drive' would have been 100 years old – had he lived past 39, and the evening in New York’s White Horse bar when he drank 18 straight whiskies, announced 'I think that’s the record', went into a coma and died a few days later of pneumonia and a distended liver.

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Why the subscription dream of a 'Netflix for books' still has its limits

Why the subscription dream of a 'Netflix for books' still has its limits | Biblio | Scoop.it

Book streaming services such as Oyster and Kindle Unlimited are still struggling to get enough bestsellers on to our virtual shelves.

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Sara Rosett's curator insight, October 23, 9:09 AM

Haven't tried them myself...

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Map: the book that best represents each US state

Map: the book that best represents each US state | Biblio | Scoop.it

Some places are hard to imagine apart from the stories that are told about them.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, October 20, 2:13 PM

Interesting concept.

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Man Booker prize: Richard Flanagan wins with 'timeless depiction of war'

Man Booker prize: Richard Flanagan wins with 'timeless depiction of war' | Biblio | Scoop.it

Australian novelist picks up award for story of prisoners and captors on Burma railway in The Narrow Road to the Deep North.

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Print is alive and kicking

Print is alive and kicking | Biblio | Scoop.it

The book of the future could be crowdfunded, self-published or tied to a video game -- you might even have voted on a key plot twist. Still, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to read it on paper.

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Librarians won't stay quiet about government surveillance

Librarians won't stay quiet about government surveillance | Biblio | Scoop.it

How librarians became one of the loudest voices in the surveillance debate.

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Malala Yousafzai: by the book

Malala Yousafzai: by the book | Biblio | Scoop.it

The activist and co-author of I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up for Education and Changed the World relished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the first book she read in the hospital when recovering from an attack by the Taliban.

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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide | Biblio | Scoop.it

From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest.

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A.K.Andrew's curator insight, October 20, 2:15 PM

What an awesome photo!

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Creative writing courses are killing western literature, claims Nobel judge

Creative writing courses are killing western literature, claims Nobel judge | Biblio | Scoop.it

Grants cut off writers from society, whereas past greats worked as ‘taxi drivers and waiters’ to feed their imaginations, says Horace Engdahl.

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Sale of book-themed benches raises £250,000 for reading charities

Sale of book-themed benches raises £250,000 for reading charities | Biblio | Scoop.it

Jeeves and Wooster take top price, with War Horse and James Bond joint second in Books about Town auction.

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A 50-year protest for good writing

A 50-year protest for good writing | Biblio | Scoop.it

A crisis of quality in literary criticism led Robert Silvers to found The New York Review of Books — and he believes the crisis continues today, online.

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