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A Rant on Bookstore Shelving Practices...

A Rant on Bookstore Shelving Practices... | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

"...every time you walk into a bookshop, you are suddenly confronted with a very curious thing. It is an illogical thing. It is an arbitrary thing. It is a shelving situation that needs to be addressed. For it is impossible to find anything any longer..."

 


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Diving Deep Into the Other Worlds of Japan's Most Famous Living Writer - PopMatters

Diving Deep Into the Other Worlds of Japan's Most Famous Living Writer - PopMatters | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Haruki Murakami is famous for his magical worlds rich in issues of identity and psychology. Strecher's book is the road map to understand the twisting, metaphysical 'Over There' of Murakami.

 

Perennially snubbed for literature’s brass ring, the Nobel Prize, Haruki Murakami nevertheless is regarded as one of the finest living writers. For many Westerners, Murakami is their first contact with Japanese literature. And that’s quite interesting, considering the author’s conflicted, maverick-esque status in Japanese letters, and his lack of willingness to fit in and play by established rules.

 

Matthew Carl Strecher, professor and Murakami devotee, has much to say about this tension in his latest work, The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami. Strecher neatly maps out the impression the young Murakami made on the hidebound world of Japanese literature


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The strange and brilliant fiction of Hilary Mantel

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Mantel was writing novels for decades before her literary stardom – all of which display her dark wit and stylistic skill. What are her major works beyond the Cromwell bestsellers? As the BBC’s Wolf Hall hits our screens, John Mullan uncovers her career
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The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Which works of fiction since 2000 will stand the test of time? BBC Culture polled several dozen critics to select the greatest.
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Every Thomas Pynchon Novel, Briefly Ranked

Every Thomas Pynchon Novel, Briefly Ranked | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

Now that a movie has finally been made of one.


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New faces of fiction 2015

New faces of fiction 2015 | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Last year we tipped debuts from Emma Healey and Jessie Burton who went on to win major prizes. Will we get it right in 2015? Lisa O’Kelly introduces the new year’s crop
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How To Read More In 2015

How To Read More In 2015 | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it

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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A mental tyranny is keeping black writers from greatness

A mental tyranny is keeping black writers from greatness | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Ben Okri: We should not be expected to write about slavery, poverty or racial injustice. The greatest literature comes not from the heaviest subjects but from freedom of thought
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The 2014 Novel of the Year

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Cristina Henríquez’s The Book of Unknown Americans speaks to the humanity found in the stories of immigrant families.
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Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype

Forgotten fairytales slay the Cinderella stereotype | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Philip Oltermann: Stories lost in Bavarian archive for 150 years and newly translated into English offer surprisingly modern heroines
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Authors’ favorite books: The ultimate literary guide to 2014

Authors’ favorite books: The ultimate literary guide to 2014 | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
From Roxane Gay on Lindsay Hunter to Knausgaard on Donald Antrim, authors share the books they loved most this year
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The publisher’s year: hits and misses of 2014

The publisher’s year: hits and misses of 2014 | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Which books took off and which failed to sell? Publishers choose their books of the year, and the ones that slipped through the net
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One nation under Galt: How Ayn Rand’s toxic philosophy permanently transformed America

One nation under Galt: How Ayn Rand’s toxic philosophy permanently transformed America | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The "Atlas Shrugged" author helped make the United States one of the most uncaring nations in the industrial world
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I've not read Ayne Rand and probably never will - but thought this article about how she has influenced American society to become much more uncaring, a very interesting one.

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The 80 books nominated by The Folio Prize Academy are revealed

The 80 books nominated by The Folio Prize Academy are revealed | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
The Folio Prize has revealed the 80 books nominated by The Folio Prize Academy for consideration by this year's Folio Prize judges. These are the 80 works of fiction published in the UK in 2014 tha...
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Chile reopens Pablo Neruda death investigation to test for poisoning

Chile reopens Pablo Neruda death investigation to test for poisoning | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Nobel-winning poet’s body to be retested for evidence that might support claims his death in 1973 was a Pinochet-ordered murder

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Essay: 'Three thousand reasons to choose your reading carefully' by Beulah Maud Devaney

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The realisation that I’m a third of the way through all the books I can ever read has prompted me to take a stiffer line on those I bother with, writes Beulah Maud Devaney


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"Life is short and books are long. We don’t get to read many of them and I’m starting to realise that some books don’t deserve to be among my theoretical 3,000"

Feel much the same.  Life is too short to read a bad book.

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Indian author gives up writing after Hindu nationalist protests

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Perumal Murugan withdraws all books from sale after threats over novel One Part Woman, centred on religious ritual
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They're Watching You Read by Francine Prose

They're Watching You Read by Francine Prose | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Will authors be urged to write the sorts of books that the highest percentage of readers read to the end? Or shorter books? Are readers less likely to finish longer books? We’ll definitely know that. Will mystery writers be scolded (and perhaps dropped from their publishers’ lists) because a third of their fans didn’t even stick around long to enough to learn who committed the murder? Or, given the apparent lack of correlation between books that are bought and books that are finished, will this information ultimately fail to interest publishers, whose profits have, it seems, been ultimately unaffected by whether or not readers persevere to the final pages?

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10 Award-Winning Books by Asian Authors You Should Read

10 Award-Winning Books by Asian Authors You Should Read | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Asian authors have had a spectacular year – we check out ten award-winning books produced by writers of Asian origin.
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Books in 2015: the essential literary calendar

Books in 2015: the essential literary calendar | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
New novels by Kazuo Ishiguro, Jonathan Franzen and Toni Morrison; film versions of Suite Française and Alan Bennett’s Lady in the Van; the 150th birthdays of Alice in Wonderland and WB Yeats – we look forward to the literary treats of 2015...

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Black and African writers don’t need instructions from Ben Okri

Black and African writers don’t need instructions from Ben Okri | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
Sofia Samatar: Okri has lamented the narrow presentation of the continent to white European readers, but his reading should be a lot wider
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The most eagerly awaited fiction of 2015

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Alex Clark looks forward to Ben Lerner’s second novel and the return of Kazuo Ishiguro
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Borders hopeful for a positive outcome — Yau Su Peng

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Tomorrow, 30 December 2014 – The Court of Appeal to deliver its decision

When we set out to defend our employee’s right, we did not envisage that it would come this far.

It has been a long and painful journey with a substantial amount of time, energy and personal, emotional and financial resources expended in the process.
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Hoping for justice for Nik Raina and for Borders.  Else really we are all going to be sunk.

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Readers' 10 best books of 2014

Readers' 10 best books of 2014 | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
These are the books our readers picked as the best of 2014 – from searing polemic to stunning fiction and a story of very intimate science
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These are ones to definitely read next year!

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NYT's Literary Critics Michiko Kakutani, Janet Maslin and Dwight Garner's Favorite Books of 2014

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The book critics Janet Maslin, Dwight Garner and Michiko Kakutani list their favorites of 2014.


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Chuck the classics if they're not a gripping read

Chuck the classics if they're not a gripping read | Bibliobibuli | Scoop.it
There's a nasty puritanical belief that you must finish any book you start – what nonsense, says Glenda Cooper.
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I so agree with this ... life's just too short to endure a bad book.

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