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The Grand Medieval Bestiary: Animals in Illuminated Manuscripts - Brooklyn Rail

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What links a dragon and pearls? Which esteemed author in Roman times mentions the folk belief that foals are born with a love philter on their foreheads?
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JM Coetzee Comments on the Impact of Technology on Dialogue in Literature - Books LIVE (blog)

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JM Coetzee Comments on the Impact of Technology on Dialogue in Literature Books LIVE (blog) Here and Now John Dugdale from The Guardian has written about the problems that modern technology, such as the proliferation of cellphones, has created for...
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Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations Procession - Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare Country - E&A Details

Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations Procession - Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare Country - E&A Details | Literary News | Scoop.it
Thousands of people are expected in Stratford-upon-Avon later this month for a bumper weekend of family fun at the last Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations before next year’s 450th birthday anniversary.
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Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations 2013 by firstlooklive

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Watch firstlooklive's Shakespeare's Birthday Celebrations 2013 on Livestream.com. Dame Margaret Drabble and Simon Russell Beale
will star in this prestigious event featuring the Pragnell Prize.
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Collection of rare medieval manuscripts exhibited in USA / OrthoChristian.Com

Collection of rare medieval manuscripts exhibited in USA / OrthoChristian.Com | Literary News | Scoop.it
An exhibition of medieval manuscripts and books from the collection of the famous English collector, patron, thinker and arts theorist, John Ruskin, is taking place in the Jean Paul Getty's Museum in California.
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The Iron Lady: Margaret Thatcher’s linguistic legacy

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The debate around Margaret Thatcher’s political and social legacy will no doubt continue for some time yet. But what of her linguistic legacy? Did she leave her mark on the English language?
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'A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox' - New York Times

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'A Renaissance Globemaker's Toolbox' New York Times Each of these books and manuscripts is interesting in its own right but taken together they provide a case study for the use and transmission of scientific information in the Renaissance through...
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Nigeria's Chinua Achebe Remembered as 'Trailblazer' for African Literature - Global Voices Online

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In the commemoration of the UNESCO World Poetry Day, things fell apart in the firmament of Nigerian and African Literature.
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ICDAR 2013 RHHT Competition

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Competition to develop OCR for handwritten historical documents

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Who wrote Shakespeare's plays? Stanford professor lets you decide - Stanford Report

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Wikimedia Commons Title page William Shakespeare's First Folio 1623.
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Peter Ackroyd at the Beinecke Library

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By CATHARINE MORRIS
All of a sudden I want to go to the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale.
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A Strike and a Start: Founding The New York Review

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Of the four friends who met for dinner fifty years ago in Barbara’s and my apartment on West Sixty-Seventh Street during the New York newspaper strike, I am the sole survivor.
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One Thousand Words

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A regular reader of The Guardian online, I often find its featured articles tiresomely long and rambling. You scroll down, imagining the piece almost over, and instead it goes on, and on.
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The UK graphic novel renaissance rolls on - Comic Book Resources

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The UK graphic novel renaissance rolls on
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The-Man-Who-Laughs It's been a big couple of weeks for U.K. comics publishing, and a lot of that might have to do with this weekend's Comica Festival (a.k.a.
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War Literature, An Anthology of Quotes

AQA English Literature A: Literature of World War One. This is an anthology of quotes of my wider reading for the AQA exam specification. All of these are ex...
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LRB · Tariq Ali · Short Cuts

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Four years after the killing of between eight and ten thousand Tamils by the Sri Lankan army, which brought to an end a civil war that had lasted for 26 years, there is trouble on the island again.
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Mary Beard named as Royal Academy of Arts professor of ancient literature - The Independent

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The Independent Mary Beard named as Royal Academy of Arts professor of ancient literature The Independent She said: “I'm extremely pleased because this job has a lovely history to it and it also gives a signal that ancient literature and the...
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Stage 2: The Duchess of Malfi (BBC, 1972)

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The Screen Plays season ‘Classics on TV: Jacobean tragedies on the small screen’ continues tonight at BFI Southbank with a showing of the distinguished 1972 BBC production of The Duchess of Malfi.
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Surfing the Information Superhighway: the changing face of Internet language

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It’s common to associate the Internet with all things modern and new, and so it’s perhaps unexpected that it can be considered to be nearly half a century old; the ‘symbolic birth date’ of the Internet has been declared 7 April 1969.
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Why did the zebra cross the road? The language of driving in the US and UK

Why did the zebra cross the road? The language of driving in the US and UK | Literary News | Scoop.it
In the UK’s not-too-distant past, it was possible for most any Tom, Dick, or Harry (with a little money) to plunk himself down in the driver’s seat of an automobile, turn on the ignition, and zip around to his heart’s content—without ever having...
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£100,000 bequest puts new life into William Wordsworth's former home at Grasmere

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NATIONAL Trust workers at a former Lake District home of William Words-worth were left open-mouthed when a surprise benefactor turned up with a cheque for £100,000.

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TS Eliot's fountain pen gets first outing at Royal Society of Literature - The Guardian

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The Guardian TS Eliot's fountain pen gets first outing at Royal Society of Literature The Guardian Only the tiny letters TSE engraved on the gold band give away the distinguished pedigree of the fountain pen which will be used for the first time at...
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York Literature Festival gets under way - The Press, York

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York Literature Festival gets under way
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YORK Literature Festival, due to feature a stellar line-up of writers, musicians and poets, looks set to be the most successful to date, organisers have said.
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Shakespeare, Music and Performance Conference

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Musicologists, literary and theatre historians, composers and musical practitioners from around the world meet at the Shakespeare Globe in London 3-5 May 2013 to discuss the music written for Shakespeare’s plays from the 16th century stage to 21st...
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Oscar said it

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A man who does not think for himself does not think at all So wrote the inimitable Oscar Wilde in The Soul of Man Under Socialism. It’s not an accusation that could be levelled at the man himself.
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