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How Letter Writing Can Change Your Life

How Letter Writing Can Change Your Life | Biblio | Scoop.it

Can writing letters change your life? Over at the Save Snail Mail blog, a writer named Dana explained how her mail-focused blog improved different aspects of her writing life.

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Free sci-fi ebooks from Phoenix Pick

Free sci-fi ebooks from Phoenix Pick | Biblio | Scoop.it

Phoenix Pick is offering a monthly free sci-fi ebook. This month its The Shape of Silence, by Stephen Leigh. You will need to go to the site and sign up in order to get an email each moth with the code.

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That Vague, Crepuscular Time When Youth Has Passed: What Is It?

That Vague, Crepuscular Time When Youth Has Passed: What Is It? | Biblio | Scoop.it

In her new book, In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age, Patricia Cohen charts the invention and evolution of middle age and considers what the concept means today.

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Christopher Walken Reads The Three Little Pigs, The Raven, and a Little Lady Gaga

Christopher Walken Reads The Three Little Pigs, The Raven, and a Little Lady Gaga | Biblio | Scoop.it

Here we go again. We're getting meta with readings by the great Christopher Walken.

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Jonathan Franzen warns ebooks are corroding values

Jonathan Franzen warns ebooks are corroding values | Biblio | Scoop.it

Freedom author tells festival audience that the 'impermanence' of ebooks is incompatible with enduring principles.

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The Alternate Titles of Famous Books: Who’s Afraid of Franz Kafka?

The Alternate Titles of Famous Books: Who’s Afraid of Franz Kafka? | Biblio | Scoop.it

When Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? premiered in Prague in the 1960s, the title was changed to Who’s Afraid of Franz Kafka? The switch indicated that Czech authorities were welcoming Kafka back into favor in the country after previously condemning him for 'degenerate individualism.'

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Queen Elizabeth II in Public and Private

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The author taps a host of public sources and tracks down friends and former courtiers of the queen who are willing to share intimate tidbits.

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To name the unnameable

To name the unnameable | Biblio | Scoop.it

Salman Rushdie had to back out of attending the 2012 Jaipur Literature Festival because of an assassination threat against him. The lack of support for Rushdie shows that the defense of free speech is no longer seen as an irrevocable duty, writes Kena Malik.

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Check Someone Out (In A Non-Creepy Way) with the Human Library

Check Someone Out (In A Non-Creepy Way) with the Human Library | Biblio | Scoop.it

Books are cool and all, but they'd be a lot cooler if they could talk. Thank goodness for the Human Library, which is exactly what it sounds like--a library full of people you can check out.

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Women writers turn to the horror story

Women writers turn to the horror story | Biblio | Scoop.it

Jeanette Winterson and Helen Dunmore among famous names venturing into the horror genre this year.

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1Q84 Is Science Fiction Done Right

1Q84 Is Science Fiction Done Right | Biblio | Scoop.it

This is the Faberge egg of story with a storytelling, with a tale at the heart of the novel that is alluded to for almost the entire book before the author gives us a synopsis of it.

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Fiction in translation's future?

Fiction in translation's future? | Biblio | Scoop.it

Bright sparks amid gloom over the number of foreign-language books reaching English readers.

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An Unpublished Novelist's Week as Fake Cormac McCarthy

An Unpublished Novelist's Week as Fake Cormac McCarthy | Biblio | Scoop.it

Michael Crossan, a hard-working, unpublished writer from Scotland, got the literary introduction of a lifetime last week -- almost.

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Where Good Ideas Come From: A Tangled Bank

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Where Good Ideas Come From is an interesting, fast paced read that outlines the kinds of environments which spawn world-changing ideas.

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Henry Miller's 11 Commandments

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In the early-1930s, as he wrote what would become his first published novel — the hugely influential Tropic of Cancer — Henry Miller wrote a list of 11 commandments, to be followed by himself.

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The Last (Faxed) Poem of Charles Bukowski

The Last (Faxed) Poem of Charles Bukowski | Biblio | Scoop.it

On February 18, 1994, Charles Bukowski had a fax machine installed in his home and immediately sent his first Fax poem to his publisher. Alas this was also Bukowski’s last poem.

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On Tactile, Haptic Feedback for E-Reading and Writing

On Tactile, Haptic Feedback for E-Reading and Writing | Biblio | Scoop.it

If e-readers offered haptic feedback for page turns, and audio cues coupled with physical feedback for a keyboard, it would change virtual reading and writing.

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D'une guerre l'autre: Angola, 1975

D'une guerre l'autre: Angola, 1975 | Biblio | Scoop.it

Publié en 1976, ce livre évoque les prémices de l’interminable guerre civile angolaise, alors même que les derniers colons portugais cahotent encore sur les routes.

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Do we underestimate the reading habits of kids?

Do we underestimate the reading habits of kids? | Biblio | Scoop.it

'That’s too long. Kids won’t read that.' How many times have we thought, said, or heard that statement?

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Spiegelman, le match des expos

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Parce qu’il le vaut bien, Art Spiegelman est l’objet de deux expositions à Angoulême.

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Salman Rushdie has found peace – but the Satanic Verses 'affair' won't go away

Salman Rushdie has found peace – but the Satanic Verses 'affair' won't go away | Biblio | Scoop.it

The terror of Ayatollah Khomeini's fatwa has faded but the challenge it posed to artistic freedom has not, as a brush with the Indian authorities has shown.

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John Naughton's top 10 books about the internet

John Naughton's top 10 books about the internet | Biblio | Scoop.it

From novels to manifestos and jeremiads, the author and academic selects the best reading about the network that is shaping our world.

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