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Spotlight on Climate Change Authors

Will spotlight climate change authors such as Jeff VanderMeer, Emmi Itäranta, Barbara Kingsolver, Paolo Bacigalupi, Nathanial Rich, Kim Stanley Robinson, and others who tackle global warming in novels
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The 6 Best Things About Mother/Daughter Bonds in Writing, Explained

Mothers. Can’t live with them, can’t be born without them. Why are stories of mothers and daughters such a potent literary device?
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Casting a Literary Lens on Women and Power - To honor Women’s History Month, 10 books about women who got thing... https://t.co/UgziX0CZxO
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The Girl With All the Gifts' Racebending Means So Much More in Trump's America

The Girl With All the Gifts' Racebending Means So Much More in Trump's America | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
When The Girl With All The Gifts first hit theaters in the U.K. last September, the world was a different place. The film has recently opened in the United States, which is a much scarier place now.
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What’s So Complex about Shakespeare’s Immortal Rosalind?

What’s So Complex about Shakespeare’s Immortal Rosalind? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
She’s both boy and girl, threatened by death but never dying, a heroine-hero who bursts the bounds of her play and lives on long after it’s over.
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The 5 Best David Shields Books to Interrogate the World

The 5 Best David Shields Books to Interrogate the World | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

In his desire to capture the essence of culture as we live it now, David Shields sees no point conforming to literary genre, as shown in these great books.


"Shields is an omnivore. His fluency with literature grants him the freedom to flex form to suit his subject. His work is invigorating and frustrating. More than a writer, he is a cultural guide who demands you lead him as well. When you read his work, you find that there is no room for followers. Shields insists that the reader assume as much agency over culture as would the writer."

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6 Books Set in New England That Explore Complex Families | Read It Forward

6 Books Set in New England That Explore Complex Families | Read It Forward | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Six female writers use New England as the backdrop for the varied perceptions, stories, and experiences of what it means to be a family.
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9 books by black authors you need on your Black History Month reading list

Classic and contemporary books for Black History Month
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25 Great Books by Refugees in America

25 Great Books by Refugees in America | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
From Bertolt Brecht to Vu Tran, a sampling of major contributions to American literature by those who were forced to leave their own countries.
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What cuts at the NEA, NEH, and CPB will mean for humanities, journalism and arts in America » MobyLives

Trump is threatening to cut funding to arts organizations, a move that would only microscopically affect the federal budget.

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Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern

Forget Nineteen Eighty-Four. These five dystopias better reflect Trump’s US | Alex Hern | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
George Orwell’s tale of doublespeak and Big Brother is flying off the shelf after the president’s inauguration. But other imaginary worlds are closer to reality
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Are girls really better at reading than boys or are the tests painting a false picture?

Are girls really better at reading than boys or are the tests painting a false picture? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any d
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Epistolary Lit: 7 Nonfiction Books Written in the Form of Letters

The epistolary form can be immeasurably powerful when used correctly, allowing a writer to create an immediate bond with the reader.
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I'm more familiar with epistolary novels than with epistolary nonfiction.
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Psychotherapy Blog: The Psychological Benefits of Reading Literature

Psychotherapy Blog: The Psychological Benefits of Reading Literature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In a prior article , I began a discussion about how reading literature with complex characters is beneficial to the brain.  In thi
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The Primal and Mythical Allure of Beauty and the Beast - Signature

The Primal and Mythical Allure of Beauty and the Beast - Signature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Why does the classically attractive and generous Beauty marry a Beast who is grotesquely ugly and desperately needy? Editor Maria Tatar explores.
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The Place and Purpose of Southern Literature in America Today

The Place and Purpose of Southern Literature in America Today | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
David Joy, author of The Weight of This World,on the misconceptions that go into our understanding of Southern literature, and how they can be remedied.
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Thoreau's 'Walden' Makes For an Unlikely, Impressive Video Game

Thoreau's 'Walden' Makes For an Unlikely, Impressive Video Game | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Walden makes its video game debut, the dawn of a new era in science fiction, and more. We've got a ton to talk about in our Daily Blunt.
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Is the human brain hardwired to appreciate poetry?

Is the human brain hardwired to appreciate poetry? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In 1932 T.S. Eliot famously argued, "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood." In a recent article published in the journal Frontiers in Ps
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What a fascinating discovery: "we do indeed appear to have an unconscious appreciation of poetic construction."
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13 Page-Turning Murder Mysteries Recommended by Off the Shelf Readers

13 Page-Turning Murder Mysteries Recommended by Off the Shelf Readers | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Off the Shelf takes it's murder mystery recommended reading straight off the shelves of our favorite readers—You!
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You can never have too many mystery recommendations!
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Eimear McBride Is Not Afraid of Cruelty – Electric Literature

Eimear McBride is not interested in linear sentences. She is not interested in “endless heaps of description,” or “being told what something is like, instead of what it is.” She gives me an example…
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"for me the point of writing is to make myself as a writer completely absent — so that everything that happens happens between the character and the reader."
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Bibliomania: the strange history of compulsive book buying

Bibliomania: the strange history of compulsive book buying | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
An essayist looks into the curious past of pathological collectors – and considers her own lifelong urge to hoard ever more volumes
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George Orwell's best-seller '1984' a No. 1 best seller, plus other dystopian classics

George Orwell's best-seller '1984' a No. 1 best seller, plus other dystopian classics | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
George Orwell's "1984," a novel about a dystopian future where a mind-and-information controlling government rules England, has become the top-selling book on Amazon.com.
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We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent

We’ve Been Here Before: Jon Meacham on the Literature of Our Discontent | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Some fiction from our chaotic past repays attention as we seek our bearings now.
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Literature as a reflection of cultural history
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