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Lucy Mangan on whether literature can fix the economy - Radio Times

Lucy Mangan on whether literature can fix the economy - Radio Times | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
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Lucy Mangan on whether literature can fix the economy

 

In the end, I settled on five books whose authors offer brilliant illustrations of various aspects of our [economic] troubles and possible ways to solve or avoid them in the future. 

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15 underappreciated books: sci-fi, fantasy, horror fiction - Den Of Geek

15 underappreciated books: sci-fi, fantasy, horror fiction - Den Of Geek | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Looking for a good book recommendation? Our writers have a few unsung sci-fi, fantasy and horror gems up their sleeves...
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Hearing words, writing sounds: examining the author's brain - The Guardian

Hearing words, writing sounds: examining the author's brain - The Guardian | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Kamila Shamsie always revises her work by reading aloud, but AS Byatt looks for the rhythms of the page. Richard Lea goes in search of what happens in the brain when we write and read fiction
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What's Changed, and What Hasn't, in the Town That Inspired "To Kill a Mockingbird - Smithsonian

What's Changed, and What Hasn't, in the Town That Inspired "To Kill a Mockingbird"

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In preparation for the July 14 release of Harper Lee's new novel "Go Set a Watchman."

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William Styron's 'My Generation: Collected Nonfiction' - New York Times

William Styron's 'My Generation: Collected Nonfiction' - New York Times | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Essays by the author of “Sophie’s Choice” consider an era of American literature shaped by global catastrophe.

 

William Styron was born in 1925 and died in 2006, which places him squarely in the constellation of writers who transformed American literature after World War II. In “My Generation,” a posthumous collection of assorted nonfiction, Styron offers vivid, gossipy and illuminating portraits of these celebrated figures, himself among them. One gets the impression that he happily socialized in an ocean of Scotch and martinis with just about everyone of his “vintage,” as he often puts it, as well as with slightly older and younger authors he admired: Robert Penn Warren, James Baldwin, Truman Capote, James Jones, Terry Southern, Arthur Miller, James Dickey, Ralph Ellison, Philip Roth, J.D. Salinger and many others among the literary anointed.

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The Rewriting of David Foster Wallace - Vulture

The Rewriting of David Foster Wallace - Vulture | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
How the author of Infinite Jest became the center of a self-help cult.

 

Nobody owns David Foster Wallace anymore. In the seven years since his suicide, he’s slipped out of the hands of those who knew him, and those who read him in his lifetime, and into the cultural maelstrom, which has flattened him. He has become a character, an icon, and in some circles a saint. A writer who courted contradiction and paradox, who could come on as a curmudgeon and a scold, who emerged from an avant-garde tradition and never retreated into conventional realism, he has been reduced to a wisdom-dispensing sage on the one hand and shorthand for the Writer As Tortured Soul on the other. 

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Multi-volume library of Russian literature to be published in the U.S. - Russia Beyond the Headlines

Multi-volume library of Russian literature to be published in the U.S. - Russia Beyond the Headlines | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Publication agreement signed at the Books of Russia festival

 

The most significant works in Russian literature will be published in the U.S. in a collection of 100 volumes. An agreement to that effect was signed on June 27 by the Institute of Translation and the U.S.-based Read Russia Inc. at the Books of Russia festival held in Moscow’s Red Square from June 25-28.

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The Rich Literary History of Turkey

The Rich Literary History of Turkey | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A nation that's been home to kings, emperors and sultans has an equally rich literary history.
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Reading Is Forgetting - The New York Review of Books (blog)

Reading Is Forgetting - The New York Review of Books (blog) | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Is re-reading a gradual and always positive accumulation of greater and greater control and retention of a book, or is it rather a precarious process in which each new engagement with the text cancels and alters earlier ones?

 

What is different on a second and subsequent readings is our growing capacity for retention, for putting things in relation to one another. We know the end of the story now and can see how it is foreshadowed at the beginning, how the strands are spun and gathered together.

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Here come the girls: The best new women's literary fiction - Express.co.uk

Here come the girls: The best new women's literary fiction - Express.co.uk | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
FAMILIES, friendship and a feisty do-gooder are the highlights in Eithne Farry’s selection of women’s literary fiction
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9 Of Literature's Best LGBTQ Coming-Of-Age Sexuality Stories That Helped Us ... - Bustle

9 Of Literature's Best LGBTQ Coming-Of-Age Sexuality Stories That Helped Us ...
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Literature is filled with characters (and lots of real-life people, too) who discovered their sexual identities and OWNED IT in the very best way.
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Looking at the Birth of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice,' 150 Years Old - New York Times

Looking at the Birth of Lewis Carroll's 'Alice,' 150 Years Old - New York Times | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The Morgan Library & Museum celebrates the anniversary of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” with rare early documents.
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Titus Welliver On 'Bosch' Season 2: “The Stakes Are Incredibly High” - Deadline

Titus Welliver On 'Bosch' Season 2: “The Stakes Are Incredibly High” - Deadline | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

For a long time, Titus Welliver has been the excellent supporting actor everybody recognizes, with roles on NYPD Blue, Deadwood, The Good Wife, Sons of Anarchy and recently The Last Ship. But until now, he’s never had a lead role. In Amazon’s drama Bosch, based on the fiction of Michael Connelly, Welliver plays the title role: the antisocial but brilliant LAPD detective Hieronymus ‘Harry’ Bosch–a role he immediately wanted. He says, “When I read the script, I thought, ‘this is a character that I will play or should like to play for as long as they’ll have me.’”

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I am SO looking forward to this!

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Can Reading Make You Happier?

Can Reading Make You Happier? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
After the First World War, traumatized soldiers were often prescribed a course of reading.
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One reader's experience with bibliotherapy, or reading by prescription.

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Print is not dead yet: The best of 2015's written word (so far) - A.V. Club Denver/Boulder

Print is not dead yet: The best of 2015's written word (so far) - A.V. Club Denver/Boulder | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Publishers may be scrambling to cover their loses as digital innovations bring books to new formats, but that doesn’t mean the quality of stories has diminished. The first six months of 2015 brought with them a rash of quality novels, imports, autobiographies, and books that don’t quite fit into an easy descriptor. The A.V. Club here presents our favorites of the year so far; good for reading any time of the year, 

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Some good suggestions here, a little bit of something for everyone.

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Dive into this video tribute to the books in Wes Anderson films - A.V. Club

Dive into this video tribute to the books in Wes Anderson films - A.V. Club | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it

Digging a little deeper than the average supercut or montage, culture critic Luis Azevedo of The A To Z Review has constructed a video essay about books and literature in Wes Anderson films. Wes Anderson characters are always reading and, as a result, books appear frequently throughout his works, especially in the hands of his characters. Azevedo documents these instances and also explores more macro concepts, like literature and narration as themes in Anderson films.

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I'm always intrigued by what books characters in film and TV series are reading.

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'Shadowshaper' carries forward the legacy of Walter Dean Myers - Washington Post

'Shadowshaper' carries forward the legacy of Walter Dean Myers - Washington Post | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A new young adult novel is exactly the kind of book the legendary writer was hoping for.
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Good news on the issue of diverse books for young people.

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11 Contemporary Retellings of Classic Literature

11 Contemporary Retellings of Classic Literature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Some stories are so moving, so ubiquitous, that we can’t get them out of our collective mind—Shakespeare, Jane Austen, childhood fairy tales. These pieces of literature are undeniable classics.
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9 Books About Book Clubs That Will Have You Feeling All The Feels, And Will ... - Bustle

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These novels and nonfiction titles are all about book clubs. From a life-risking reading group in the heart of Iran’s capital city, to a book club that meets in a quaint coffee shop in suburban America, the literary gatherings in these books were legendary enough to spark stories of their own, and might even inspire you to host your own book club, too. Happy reading!

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Never Alone and the need for American Indian narratives in games - Polygon

I'm proudly American Indian.

 

Natives are often in the position of having to prove their Native-ness. So many have co-opted the culture to be about spirit animals and headdresses and nothing else. There's a general lack of understanding from those outside of Native culture about what it entails, and what it means to the people that live it. The real truth of that experience though, is that none of us have a complete picture. Native culture is so many things because there are so many different kinds of us.

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What Is the Appeal of Detective Fiction? Dashiell Hammett's "The Continental ... - Huffington Post

The first-person narrator is the imposer of order in a world of chaos--or rather, deceit, lies, hypocrisy, where nothing is as it seems. And yet reading a classic of noir fiction like Dashiell Hammett's The Continental Op is a revelation.
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James Altucher's Top 5 Books to Read This Summer - Huffington Post

James Altucher's Top 5 Books to Read This Summer - Huffington Post | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Reading has saved my life more than once. It's taught me to rob banks, it's taught me to love better. It's taught me how to be good and competent at things and it's taught be how innovative the world is.
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These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer - Quartz

These are the Latin American authors you should be reading this summer - Quartz | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
There is life beyond Roberto Bolaño

 

We have have put together a list of Latin American authors, a new generation freed from stylistic ties to the past that you should include in your summer-reading list. We have highlighted books that may not be necessarily the most recent, but those that are translated, edited or easier to find in English. No matter what the must-reads table at your bookstore says: there is life beyond Roberto Bolaño and Junot Díaz.

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Her Story: Ladies In Literature with Heidi Schulz

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Her Story: Ladies In Literature is a special, month-long series on Pop! Goes The Reader in which we celebrate the literary female role models whose stories have inspired and empowered us since time...
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Troubled Teens and Monstrous Others: Problematic Depictions of Characters with Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature | Thaller | Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature

Troubled Teens and Monstrous Others: Problematic Depictions of Characters with Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature | Thaller | Study and Scrutiny: Research on Young Adult Literature | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Troubled Teens and Monstrous Others: Problematic Depictions of Characters with Mental Illness in Young Adult Literature

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This is a subject I've been concerned about for a long time in ALL literature, not just YA.

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10-week reading intervention improves brain activity in autistic children - News-Medical.net

Ten weeks of intensive reading intervention for children with autism spectrum disorder was enough to strengthen the activity of loosely connected areas of their brains that work together to comprehend reading, University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found. At the same time, the reading comprehension of those 13 children, whose average age was 10.9 years, also improved.

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