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One big fiction, read and written by us all - The Guardian

One big fiction, read and written by us all - The Guardian | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

The Guardian One big fiction, read and written by us all

 

While critics carped at the fragmented, non-linear nature of the text, in hindsight 253 was the high point of early networked fiction, which is now finding expression on smartphones and tablets. The newly released iPhone and iPad app The Silent History collects case histories of a future epidemic of speechlessness, in the form of a serial novel released one day at a time. Each short episode is designed to be absorbed in 15 minutes and some of the stories are tied to particular locations: the reader stands within 10 metres of a dot on the map in order to unlock the section. In another echo of Ryman, who invited submissions from readers to continue the story, readers can submit their own stories to the Silent History world.

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The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years

The 75 Best Books of the Past 75 Years | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
When Parade asked me to compile a list of the best 75 books to celebrate the magazine’s 75th anniversary, my first answer was, “Not a chance!” I could picture the mountains of furious letters complaining about all the great works of literature I’d left off. But when I asked the staff at Parnassus Books, the [...]

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Influential Books, Revisited: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

Influential Books, Revisited: The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Betty Friedan’s groundbreaking The Feminine Mystique is integral to feminism's canon. We explore the book's road to publication and how it's viewed today.
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Netflix's 1980s Scifi Throwback Stranger Things Is Must-(Binge-)Watch TV

Netflix's 1980s Scifi Throwback Stranger Things Is Must-(Binge-)Watch TV | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Stranger Things—an eight-part Netflix series that debuts July 15—is set in the 1980s and is heavily influenced by Stephen King and Steven Spielberg works of the era, including E.T., Firestarter, It, Stand By Me, and Poltergeist.
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Where to Start with Literary Bliss: An Alice Munro Primer

Where to Start with Literary Bliss: An Alice Munro Primer | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
On the occasion of Alice Munro’s 85th birthday, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to guide you through some of her best short fiction.
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How the Proust Questionnaire Went from Literary Curio to Prestige Personality Quiz - The New Yorker

How the Proust Questionnaire Went from Literary Curio to Prestige Personality Quiz - The New Yorker | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Evan Kindley on the enduring popularity of the “Proust questionnaire,” a series of questions modelled on ones answered by a teen-age Marcel Proust.
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5 Books to Celebrate Argentina's Independence and Culture

5 Books to Celebrate Argentina's Independence and Culture | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
In honor of Argentina's 200th birthday, we’ve highlighted five great books for anyone looking to sample the country’s literary flavor, from Che to Borges.
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What Is Feminist Literary Criticism?

What Is Feminist Literary Criticism? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Definition of feminist literary criticism and how it challenges male assumptions.
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12 Brief, Vigorous Quotes Honoring E.B. White's Classic Style

12 Brief, Vigorous Quotes Honoring E.B. White's Classic Style | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The beloved writer E.B. White would have been 118 this week, but you could hardly say he's retired. His legacy lives on in these authors and more.
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Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens

Librarian Creates #BlackLivesMatter Booklist for Teens | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Chelsea Couillard-Smith, a librarian at Hennepin County (MN) Library, created a #blacklivesmatter booklist for teens.
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From ‘Fargo’ to Fiction — Galleys — Medium

From 'Fargo' to Fiction - Galleys - Medium
My rule as a storyteller is that the structure of a story should reflect the content of a story. For example, in my new novel, Before the Fall, a private plane crashes into the Atlantic. Only two of the 13 passengers survive. Why the plane went down is a mystery. There are many ways to solve a mystery, but the method I chose was by solving the characters. I structured the book so that as you read the linear story following our two survivors, you find yourself jumping back in time for standalone chapters that delve into the lives of the other 11 passengers, both humanizing them and introducing clues and threats that may have made them targets for attack.
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A good look at the difference between plot and narrative structure.
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5 Important Works of Eco-Fiction You Need to Read

5 Important Works of Eco-Fiction You Need to Read | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
When I visited Antarctica in 2004, I did not know much about penguins. I didn’t know how different the 17 species of penguins are, or that while some species
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‘Aeneid Book VI,’ by Seamus Heaney

‘Aeneid Book VI,’ by Seamus Heaney | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The journey described in Heaney’s translation, like its Virgilian original, has both a personal and a political dimension. In the “Aeneid” the hero’s father, Anchises, whom Aeneas carried out of the burning city of Troy on his back, dies in Book III at Drepanum (Trapani), Sicily. With the help of the Cumaean Sibyl, Aeneas undertakes the frightening journey to visit him among the dead, both out of filial devotion and in order to gain a vision of his own epic posterity: the mythical descendants, culminating in the historical Augustus, who will establish the Roman Empire.
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Why Are Female Friendships Written So Hot and Bothered While Male Friendships = Bromance?

Why Are Female Friendships Written So Hot and Bothered While Male Friendships = Bromance? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A 2003 study of children ages 10 to 15, published in the journal Child Development, revealed that best friendships between girls were both more fragile than those between boys and more devastating when they ended. Researchers posited that as female friendships occur more often in isolation than male friendships (stereotypically, a group of boys meets up to play basketball; girls stay up late whispering secrets in the dark), intimacy
between girls is more vulnerable.
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Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers

Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Online Writers Workshop, Online Monthly Classes taught by published authors and industry professionals and Robust Literature Magazine with Columns, Interviews, Reviews and more.
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Experience a Part of Literary History at The Old Manse

Experience a Part of Literary History at The Old Manse | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Do you consider yourself a literature buff? If so, you’ll feel endlessly inspired when you visit The Old Manse, the former home of both Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson.
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The Ever-Changing State of Literary Criticism

The Ever-Changing State of Literary Criticism | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
By Larry Trudeau Larry has been an editor at Gale for over 25 years, and loves doing deep research amid the library stacks. A recent vacation included a day set aside to explore the astonishing Bur…
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Celebrate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary With a Documentary About Preserving the Enterprise

Celebrate Star Trek's 50th Anniversary With a Documentary About Preserving the Enterprise | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Now that the original model is restored and back on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C., the whole process is going to get the small screen treatment.
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Everything I need to know about life I learned from the original "Star Trek."
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By data-mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow

By data-mining a vast collection of novels, researchers have identified the six basic plots that all stories follow | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Computational Story Laboratory have analyzed novels to identify the building blocks of all stories.
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For fans of "there's nothing new under the sun."
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A Sense of Place: New England

A Sense of Place: New England | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Brenda Bowen, author of Enchanted August, discusses her fascination with New England and some of the great literary works that have been born there.
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I was born and grew up in New England, so this resonated with me.
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Stamp for Henry James added to U.S. Literary Arts series | Linns.com

Stamp for Henry James added to U.S. Literary Arts series | Linns.com | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The 31st stamp in the United States Postal Service’s Literary Arts series will honor writer Henry James (1843-1916).
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What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think

What You Read Matters More Than You Might Think | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
You are what you read: Why deep reading makes you a better writer.
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Deep reading makes us better people as well.
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Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace Miniseries Coming Via Netflix

Margaret Atwood's Alias Grace Miniseries Coming Via Netflix | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
It looks like that adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace will finally see the light of day. News originally broke in 2012 that Canadian actress and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Sarah Polley planned to adapt the historical fiction novel as a feature. According to a report from Deadline this week, the project has been greenlit by Netflix and the CBC as a six-hour miniseries. Polley remains attached as writer and producer with production expected to begin in Ontario in August.
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On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women

On the Invisibility of Middle-Aged Women | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A year ago at a literary festival in Wales, I met a woman. It was at a reception at a castle that had a beautiful park and a regal view of the Welsh landscape.
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Is the future going out of print? Why we're confident books will survive the digital age

Is the future going out of print? Why we're confident books will survive the digital age | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Printing made the modern era possible by disseminating the books that opened new ways of thinking and encouraged new human aspirations. Today, on the other hand, the printing era shows signs of coming to an end.
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Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older?

Is It Harder to Be Transported By a Book As You Get Older? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Francine Prose and Benjamin Moser discuss the difficulties of getting lost in reading after a certain age.
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