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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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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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H.P. Lovecraft's classic horror stories free online

H.P. Lovecraft's classic horror stories free online | Biblio | Scoop.it

We cannot properly speak of horror fiction without mentioning the name H.P. Lovecraft, any more than we could do so without speaking of Edgar Allan Poe.

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The New York Times' 10 best books of 2014

The New York Times' 10 best books of 2014 | Biblio | Scoop.it

The year’s best books, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review.

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The Telegraph's best books of 2014

The Telegraph's best books of 2014 | Biblio | Scoop.it

The must-read novels, memoirs and history books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly.

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'Libraries are the mainstays of democracy'

'Libraries are the mainstays of democracy' | Biblio | Scoop.it

David Baldacci, author of The Escape, was a library rat growing up. 'Libraries are the mainstays of democracy. The first thing dictators do when taking over a country is close all the libraries, because libraries are full of ideas'.

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'Lost' letter shows Camus and Sartre were dearest friends before their bitter falling-out

'Lost' letter shows Camus and Sartre were dearest friends before their bitter falling-out | Biblio | Scoop.it

They were France’s chain-smoking philosophers whose relationship turned publicly sour. Indeed, when one of them wrote 'l’enfer, c’est les autres' (hell is other people), it was easy to imagine he was referring to his lauded rival.

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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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The gothic life and times of Horace Walpole

The gothic life and times of Horace Walpole | Biblio | Scoop.it

Two-hundred and fifty years ago, Horace Walpole published The Castle of Otranto, a strange, campy book that’s widely considered to be the first Gothic novel.

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The secrets behind your favourite children's books

The secrets behind your favourite children's books | Biblio | Scoop.it

The illustrators behind classic children’s books have shared secrets about the novels they worked on as part of a charity auction.

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Vladimir Nabokov's passionate love letters to Véra and his affectionate bestiary of nicknames for her

Vladimir Nabokov's passionate love letters to Véra and his affectionate bestiary of nicknames for her | Biblio | Scoop.it

You are the only person I can talk with about the shade of a cloud, about the song of a thought…'

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A weapon for readers

A weapon for readers | Biblio | Scoop.it

There is something predatory, cruel even, about a pen suspended over a work of literature. Like a hawk over a field, it is on the lookout for something vulnerable.

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What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit?

What can children learn from crime classics like Peter Rabbit? | Biblio | Scoop.it

From the Tale of Peter Rabbit to the Albergs’ classic Burglar Bill, Julia Eccleshare seeks out the best children’s books exploring crime – and the great moral debates you can have after reading them.

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What kind of funny is he? Under Kafka's spell

What kind of funny is he? Under Kafka's spell | Biblio | Scoop.it

Rivka Galchen: I have come to the conclusion that anyone who thinks about Kafka for long enough inevitably develops a few singular, unassimilable and slightly silly convictions. 

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