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Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy to become very graphic novel

Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy to become very graphic novel | Biblio | Scoop.it

DC Comics signs Glaswegian crime writer Denise Mina to adapt Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novels for comic format.

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Tennessee Williams on his women, his writer's block, and whether it all mattered

Tennessee Williams on his women, his writer's block, and whether it all mattered | Biblio | Scoop.it

Tennessee Williams tasked James Grissom with seeking out each of the women (and few men) who had inspired his work—among them Maureen Stapleton, Lillian Gish, Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, and Marlon Brando—so that he could ask them a question: had Tennessee Williams, or his work, ever mattered?

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Are grand historical events better fodder for fiction than everyday life?

Are grand historical events better fodder for fiction than everyday life? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Thomas Mallon and Francine Prose discuss Wilfrid Sheed’s statement that 'A weekend is a much bigger character than Watergate'.

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#notsilent: Remembering Anne Frank

#notsilent: Remembering Anne Frank | Biblio | Scoop.it

On Tuesday 14 April, Penguin will be commemorating the 70th anniversary of Anne Frank’s death alongside the Anne Frank Trust UK.

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Günter Grass, figure of enduring controversy

Günter Grass, figure of enduring controversy | Biblio | Scoop.it

Grass was admitted to hospital with an infection only a few days ago, and his secretary, Hilke Ohsoling, said his death had come as a surprise. His last public appearance was on 28 March, at the premier of a stage version of the Tin Drum at the Thalia theatre in Hamburg. 'He took part in the premier party, where many of his own children were present, with great pleasure', Ohsoling told the Hamburger Abendblatt. She added that his family had been at his bedside when he died.

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Günter Grass, German novelist and social critic, dies at 87

Günter Grass, German novelist and social critic, dies at 87 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Mr. Grass was called his country’s moral conscience by many, but he stunned Europe when he revealed in 2006 that he had been a member of the Waffen-SS during World War II.

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Videos: lo mejor de Eduardo Galeano, por Eduardo Galeano

Videos: lo mejor de Eduardo Galeano, por Eduardo Galeano | Biblio | Scoop.it
El 24 de mayo de 2011, Eduardo Galeano fue entrevistado por Jaume Barberá, director y presentador del programa de televisión catalán Singulars. 'Estamos enfermos de exitismo porque el mundo está preso de un sistema de valores que coloca al éxito por encima de todas las virtudes (...) Perder es el único pecado que en el mundo de hoy no tiene redención', dice el escritor de forma pausada durante la extensa charla.
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Haruki Murakami gives readers further advice on writing, adultery and cats

Haruki Murakami gives readers further advice on writing, adultery and cats | Biblio | Scoop.it

Novelist, who has become a very literary kind of agony uncle, continues to respond to a wide range of fans’ concerns.

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En defensa de la sátira

En defensa de la sátira | Biblio | Scoop.it

Alberto Manguel: Homero, Mahoma, Sócrates, Quevedo o Swift defendieron la risa ante la incongruencia. La sátira es parte de la literatura. Aunque a menudo cueste la censura, la prisión o la muerte.

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They're watching you read

They're watching you read | Biblio | Scoop.it

What are the implications for readers, and writers, of new technology allowing publishers to know which books we’ve finished or not finished, how fast we have read them, and precisely where we snapped shut the cover?

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Interview: Mario Vargas Llosa

Interview: Mario Vargas Llosa | Biblio | Scoop.it

In this interview Mario Vargas Llosa speaks of the inviolable mornings he spends in his office writing, seven days a week.

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6 Reasons Huck Finn is not the dusty old classic you think it is

6 Reasons Huck Finn is not the dusty old classic you think it is | Biblio | Scoop.it

On the way to becoming a school staple and an American icon, Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, published in 1885, lost something in translation: its original wildness and weirdness, and much of its real message, which has more to say to contemporary America than you might expect.

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How to read more in 2015

How to read more in 2015 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Sara Nelson: Just in case you're short of resolutions to make this year, let me add one more to the chorus. Vow to read more in 2015!

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Grimms' fairy tales: the hardcore version

Grimms' fairy tales: the hardcore version | Biblio | Scoop.it

Child murder, domestic slavery, abusive families, cannibalism and intergenerational hatred — what could be better for the festive fireside than a new edition of Grimms’ fairy stories?

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Time 100 adds Haruki Murakami to list of world's most influential figures

Time 100 adds Haruki Murakami to list of world's most influential figures | Biblio | Scoop.it

Japanese novelist is joined by Nigeria’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in famous ranking of the people ‘shaping the future’.

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Salman Rushdie: The Greatness of Günter Grass

Salman Rushdie: The Greatness of Günter Grass | Biblio | Scoop.it

He was the great dancer of German literature, dancing across history’s horrors toward literature’s beauty.

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Morto lo scrittore premio Nobel Günter Grass, simbolo dei fantasmi della Germania

Morto lo scrittore premio Nobel Günter Grass, simbolo dei fantasmi della Germania | Biblio | Scoop.it

Aveva 87 anni. Nel ’99 il riconoscimento per la letteratura. Nel 2006 raccontò di essersi arruolato di essersi arruolato volontario: 'Molti ragazzi della mia età videro nell’adesione al nazionalsocialismo un modo per girare l’angolo e voltare le spalle ai genitori'.

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Eduardo Galeano: sus frases, textos y videos para recordarlo

Eduardo Galeano: sus frases, textos y videos para recordarlo | Biblio | Scoop.it

El escritor uruguayo, autor de Las venas abiertas de América Latina, falleció a causa de un cáncer de pulmón.

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Mandatarios lamentan muerte de Eduardo Galeano

Mandatarios lamentan muerte de Eduardo Galeano | Biblio | Scoop.it

Líderes latinoamericanos como Evo Morales y Rafael Correa, además del vicepresidente venezolano Jorge Arreaza se unieron al pésame por la muerte del uruguayo.

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Eduardo Galeano, leading voice of Latin American left, dies aged 74

Eduardo Galeano, leading voice of Latin American left, dies aged 74 | Biblio | Scoop.it

est known for his 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America, the Uruguayan writer and journalist was one of the region’s noted anti-capitalist voices.

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The power of story

The power of story | Biblio | Scoop.it

Across time and culture, stories have been agents of personal transformation – in part because they change our brains.

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The definition of a dictionary

The definition of a dictionary | Biblio | Scoop.it

Merriam-Webster is revising its most authoritative tome for the digital age. But in an era of 'twerking' and 'trolling', what should a dictionary look like? (And do we even need one?)

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The 10 best books of 2014, according to everyone

The 10 best books of 2014, according to everyone | Biblio | Scoop.it

A book is an investment, both of time and money. And while everyone — from blogging bibliophiles to The New York Times — is entitled to their opinion, the number of best-of lists out there can make it hard to determine what books to read. We developed a metric to determine the best of the best. Here's what you should read in the new year, if you haven't already.

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Michel Houellebecq defends his controversial new novel

Michel Houellebecq defends his controversial new novel | Biblio | Scoop.it

An interview with Michel Houellebecq about his new novel, Soumission, which has caused a scandal in France even before its publication.

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William Gibson's breakfast burrito

William Gibson's breakfast burrito | Biblio | Scoop.it

Near the end of The Peripheral, William Gibson’s latest novel, there is a short chapter dedicated to the problem one character faces in acquiring a breakfast burrito. 

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