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“Better than the truth”: The Orphan Master’s Son

“Better than the truth”: The Orphan Master’s Son | Literary News | Scoop.it
It is a true story of love and sorrow, of faith and endurance . . . Sadly, there is tragedy. Yet there is redemption, too! And taekwondo!
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Semantic Media @ The British Library

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British Library Conference Centre 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB 23 September 2013 The Semantic Media project aims at establishing an open network uniting research efforts related to the development of novel tools and standards for organizing and...
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Recently added to the BUFVC Moving Image Gateway

The BUFVC Moving Image Gateway includes over 1,400 websites relating to video, multimedia and sound materials. These have been subdivided into   over 40 subject areas.
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Studying literature - why the arts are vital - Stuff.co.nz (blog)

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Studying literature - why the arts are vital
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To me, literature, and in a wider sense, the arts, is the soul of society.
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Should ‘tweeps’ be in the dictionary?

Should ‘tweeps’ be in the dictionary? | Literary News | Scoop.it
“NO” and even, “NOOOOOO!” were some of the more emphatic reactions of many of Library Journal’s and Oxford University Press’s (OUP) Twitter followers who were recently posed with the question, “Should ‘tweeps’ be in the dictionary?
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Berryhill: Beyond the blue ether above

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Lucina L. Portman died on August 10, 1856. Her nephew was the Alabama-born and wheelchair-bound Mississippi poet S. Newton Berryhill.
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Quotes on innovation's origin: Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quotes on innovation's origin: Walt Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson | Literary News | Scoop.it
The words move you, but you may not be sure why. Emerson and Whitman are two of the elite transcendentalists , who started a movement to unite, glorify, and advance an American literature and...

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In this week’s TLS – A note from the Editor

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“Why writers drink” is the subtitle of a new book by Olivia Laing, praised this week by Paul Quinn for its insights, care and close reading of texts. There is always the danger in such a subject of “reducing writers who drink to drinkers who write”.
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Beckett manuscript sells at auction

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A manuscript of writer Samuel Beckett's first novel Murphy is bought at auction for £962,500 by the University of Reading.

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On the Road (with Ben Jonson)

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By MICHAEL CAINES
Ben Jonson’s London was a place where devils feared to tread.
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Joyce Calendar of Letters--Now Digital

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Thanks to the work of JJQ's Bibliographer, Bill Brockman, the Joyce Calendar of Letters is now an online, fully searchable database.  Hosted in conjunction with the JJQ Checklist at the Harry Ranso...

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The Joyce Calendar of Letters is a listing of all extant letters by James Joyce, both published and unpublished.

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A New website for the Friends of Coleridge

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The Friends of Coleridge, an open society dedicated to the appreciation of the poet, have recently launched a new website that offers a number of useful resources.
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Bagel, bisque, and grill: the delectable language of tennis

Bagel, bisque, and grill: the delectable language of tennis | Literary News | Scoop.it
While many people in the Northern Hemisphere are mourning the end of summer, to a certain set of folks in America and around the globe, this is the most wonderful time of the year – time for the U.S. Open!
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Mae West’s linguistic legacy

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Maritime safety and early-Hollywood sex symbols may not seem to have much in common, but the etymology of the Mae West life jacket manages to connect these two very different worlds.
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Should we be happy that the English language is changing?

Should we be happy that the English language is changing? | Literary News | Scoop.it
‘When you come to those parts of the body which are not usually mentioned,’ C. S. Lewis once said, ‘you will have to make a choice of vocabulary.
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Alcott: A Golden Goose (and a phoenix)

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Weary after the sudden success of Little Women after years of hard work as a writer, Louisa May Alcott traveled to Europe with her sister May Alcott and a friend.
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Theo Marzials: a bad poet, but possibly the British Library’s darling

Theo Marzials: a bad poet, but possibly the British Library’s darling | Literary News | Scoop.it
There are many contenders for English literature’s worst poem, but one of the most popular choices is also by one of the most interesting characters. In today’s blog post, meet Theo Marzials, the British Library’s very own endearingly bad poet.
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Jumping for Joyce

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James Joyce through the eyes of contemporary artists

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Why Do I Like George Eliot So Very Much? My Top Ten Reasons!

Why Do I Like George Eliot So Very Much? My Top Ten Reasons! | Literary News | Scoop.it
A wise man once told me that the introduction to my long-imagined book should represent “the passionate peroration you’d deliver verbally about ‘Why George Eliot?
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The Charleston Bulletin Supplements

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I was delighted recently to work with colleagues in British Library Publications on the launch of a new publication, The Charleston Bulletin Supplements, edited by Claudia Olk and published in June.
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Typographic Insanity: This Poster Is Covered in All 265,000 Words From Ulysses | Wired Design | Wired.com

Typographic Insanity: This Poster Is Covered in All 265,000 Words From Ulysses | Wired Design | Wired.com | Literary News | Scoop.it
It’s entirely possible to fit all 265,222 words from James Joyce’s Ulysses on a poster and still be able to read them. No, the poster is not a billboard; in fact, it’s a very frame-friendly 33.1 × 46.8 inches.

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Poem of the week: An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope

Poem of the week: An Essay on Criticism by Alexander Pope | Literary News | Scoop.it
Whilst counselling restraint, Pope's famously stinging wit is here trained on targets that can still be seen today
This week's choice is an extract from Part Three of Alexander Pope's An Essay on Criticism.
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Tips, links and suggestions: What are you reading this week?

Tips, links and suggestions: What are you reading this week? | Literary News | Scoop.it
The space to talk about the books you are reading, and find out which ones we are reviewing
Thanks to ejahnle for the photograph at the top of today's blog.
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Rauner Library Blog: "Hastily executed & altogether immature"

Rauner Library Blog: "Hastily executed & altogether immature" | Literary News | Scoop.it

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