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In page of S.F. history, literary carnival created a frenzy - San Francisco Chronicle

In page of S.F. history, literary carnival created a frenzy - San Francisco Chronicle | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
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In page of S.F. history, literary carnival created a frenzy

 

Of all the mass entertainment ever put on in San Francisco, the most memorable may have been the Authors' Carnival of October 1879 - a kind of combination literary Academy Awards, tableau vivant, male and female beauty pageant, charity ball, society event and all-around orgy of civic pride.

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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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Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory | Norman Miller

Libraries in care homes can improve residents’ mood and memory | Norman Miller | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Shared reading in groups reduces isolation and can transform the lives even of residents with dementia

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, June 10, 6:30 AM
Reading books and talking about them good for the elderly ... and the rest of us.
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Ernest Hemingway: Middlebrow Revolutionary - The Millions

Ernest Hemingway: Middlebrow Revolutionary - The Millions | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Like many men who pride themselves on their toughness and self-reliance, Hemingway was almost comically insecure.
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Native American and Indigenous Lit Forge New Trails

Native American and Indigenous Lit Forge New Trails | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
8,300 miles away from the Billings, Montana-based indie Off the Pass Press and over across the Pacific Ocean to The Land Down Under and settled in the heart of downtown Sydney, Australia lies a pop…
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Showtime Picks Up Franzen’s Purity with Daniel Craig Attached

Showtime Picks Up Franzen’s Purity with Daniel Craig Attached | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The verdict is in: the series adaptation of Jonathan Franzen’s Purity will go to Showtime and Daniel Craig will star.
The post Showtime Picks Up Franzen’s Purity with Daniel Craig Attached appeared first on Signature Reads.
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The Beats, Revisited: The Shifting Legacy of a Literary Generation

The Beats, Revisited: The Shifting Legacy of a Literary Generation | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The question of whether the Beats have aged well is a lingering one, and it’s also one that will vary from reader to reader.
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Booze, Books, and Boys: Literary Friendships Throughout History | The Ploughshares Blog

Booze, Books, and Boys: Literary Friendships Throughout History | The Ploughshares Blog | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
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Hear Allen Ginsberg Teach “Literary History of the Beats”: Audio Lectures from His 1977 & 1981 Naropa Courses

Hear Allen Ginsberg Teach “Literary History of the Beats”: Audio Lectures from His 1977 & 1981 Naropa Courses | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it






It’s not often one gets the opportunity to take a course on a major literary movement taught by a founding member of that movement. Imagine sitting in on lectures on Romantic poetry taught by John Keats or William Wordsworth?
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Grandparents: The Unsung Heroes of Literature

Grandparents: The Unsung Heroes of Literature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The best literary grandparents span the arc of mystic, prophet, kook, soothsayer, grouch and guide.
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8 Novels on Women in the Wild

8 Novels on Women in the Wild | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The female psyche has often been equated with an untamable wilderness. Freud called it the “dark continent,” and writers male and female have been parsing that theme for decades since. I tend toward the interpretation that the female psyche, like the natural world, has been subjected to an imperialist male gaze, bent on colonization and exploitation, for centuries, so when I read books in which the natural world plays an important role, I tune into the female characters. I look for the mirrors in the landscape, the parallel tracks; I listen for the echoes. Here are some of my favorite stories about women and wilderness.
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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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Angels of the North: On 'Happy Valley' and Anne Brontë - The Millions

Angels of the North: On 'Happy Valley' and Anne Brontë - The Millions | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
For 'Happy Valley' and Brontë, the nature of feeling isn't important. It's the engine for correcting injustice, keeping women in perpetual forward motion.
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Radically Different Fictions of Fatherhood

Radically Different Fictions of Fatherhood | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
New books by Max Porter and Adam Ehrlich Sachs take on the all-male family unit.
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4 Times an African Writer Rewrote a Western Classic and Nailed It

4 Times an African Writer Rewrote a Western Classic and Nailed It | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
 

Here are four instances when an African writer reproduced or drew inspiration from a western classic and ended up giving the original a much needed makeover.
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Our Sister Killjoy  (1977, Ghana)



Heart of Darkness tells the story of a British sailor who travels the river Con
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Meditation Muse: Poetry as Substitute for Medication

Meditation Muse: Poetry as Substitute for Medication | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Meditation is all the rage right now – and one of our most beloved forms of literature is perfect for doing just that.
The post Meditation Muse: Poetry as Substitute for Medication appeared first on Signature Reads.
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Booked Trip: 9 Great Books to Inspire Summer Travel

Booked Trip: 9 Great Books to Inspire Summer Travel | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Summer is a great time to travel – and what better inspiration for a warm-weather trip than a great book.
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Gillian Anderson Is the Newest Addition to American Gods' Intriguing Cast

Gillian Anderson Is the Newest Addition to American Gods' Intriguing Cast | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s American Gods has added another star to its roster: Gillian Anderson.
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'There’s Either a Gun or a Wedding': An Interview with Whit Stillman | Hazlitt

'There’s Either a Gun or a Wedding': An Interview with Whit Stillman | Hazlitt | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
“My daughter has proved to be cunning and manipulative—I couldn’t be more proud.” This loving adulation is spoken by Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale) near the end of Whit Stillman’s fifth film, Love & Friendship, which chronicles the conniving successes of a widowed woman set on finding the perfect match for herself and her daughter. An adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s lesser known works, the novella Lady Susan, here Stillman has found his ideal match in the 18th century novelist: both revel in the gentle mockery of bourgeois social norms through the comedy of manners.
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The Louise Meriwether First Book Prize

the Feminist Press has partnered with TAYO Literary Magazine to launch a contest seeking the best debut books by women and nonbinary writers of color.
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