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'Wizard of Oz' forever linked to Kansas' legacy - Kansas.com

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'Wizard of Oz' forever linked to Kansas' legacy

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The 1939 movie defined much of the Kansas image more so than the book, said Thomas Averill, a Kansas historian and a professor of English at Washburn University in Topeka.

 

“It’s not always a positive image,” Averill said. “Kansas is seen in black and white. Judy Garland is sort of an emotive Dorothy, where in the book Dorothy is pretty determined and practical.”

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6 Foreign Language Novels that will Help You Grow as a Person

6 Foreign Language Novels that will Help You Grow as a Person | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
One of the many joys of speaking a second language is being able to enjoy literature in its original language. Nelson Mandela once said: “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” In the…
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Joe Gould's Life and the Red Herring of Truth in Biography

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The story of Joe Gould, freshly unearthed by Jill Lepore, raises interesting questions about whether any of us really own our own life histories.
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Love Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train? Meet the next generation of dark psychological thrillers. 
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Glasgow gangster turned writer Jimmy Boyle: ‘I would be dead now without books'

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The convicted murderer set the standard for prison writing with A Sense of Freedom in 1977.
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Alain de Botton on why romantic novels can make us unlucky in love

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The BFG review: delicate touch of Spielberg and Rylance proves hugely charming

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A touch of touristic uncertainty as to place and time can’t hobble this beautifully wrought, London-set adaptation of the Roald Dahl story reuniting Mark Rylance and Steven Spielberg after Bridge of Spies...
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Through the Looking Glass: How Children’s Books Have Grown Up

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Women Swept The 2015 Nebula Awards

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Earlier tonight, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America handed out the Nebula Award in Chicago, and this year women have swept one of science fiction’s biggest awards.
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From Walt Whitman to Colette and even Virginia Woolf, these books offer readers a vision of how we might live differently, and better
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How superhero movies embraced wild west frontier libertarianism

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Captain America: Civil War isn’t the only comic-book movie to champion the strong individual over unreliable authority figures when it comes to sorting good from bad.
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Dystopian Rabbit Masterpiece Watership Down Returns as a New Animated Series

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Richard Adams’ beloved novel—and the infamously traumatizing 1978 animated adaptation—about a group of rabbits in search of a new home is getting an all-star re-imagining from Netflix and the BBC. In?
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12 Novel Adaptations That Should Get a Do-Over Reboot

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We’ve all been there: a favored book is snapped up for adaptation, with a whole lot of potential behind it. But when it hits theaters, you walk out wishing that they’d done everything differently.
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Ian McKellen’s favourite Shakespeare roles on film

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To launch the BFI’s celebration of Shakespeare on film, the veteran star chooses the best screen performances, from Judi Dench to Laurence Olivier
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The current trauma of displaced people on the move in Europe is nothing new, and accounts of forced migration have been told since the earliest times. These are some of the best
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Teasing Threads – Sundry Film and Literary Criticism: Sophie Barthes’ ‘Madame Bovary’

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On Historical Fiction: How Accurate is Accurate Enough?

On Historical Fiction: How Accurate is Accurate Enough? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Jessica Brockmole, author of historical novel At the Edge of Summer, joins Signature to discuss the intricacies of writing historical fiction.
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14 Author Quotes on Mankind’s Search for Truth

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In honor of Arthur Conan Doyle's birthday this week, we have assembled a chorus of other literary voices bound in the same idealistic pursuit of the truth.
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Vanessa Redgrave: ‘I’m stunned anyone ever said a word against Howards End’

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As the acclaimed Merchant Ivory film is screened in Cannes, Redgrave and director James Ivory discuss cinema’s backlash against costume drama, and why EM Foster would have approved of social media
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First Tolstoy, now Dickens: US TV mogul plans epic version of Tale of Two Cities

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Thin-Slice History: Erik Larson and the Art of Storytelling

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12 ‘Geek Love’ Quotes in Honor of Freakmother Katherine Dunn

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100 Must-Read Books by Asian Authors

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A round-up of 100 excellent books by Asian authors

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Oprah Winfrey to star in Henrietta Lacks movie

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Media mogul takes role as the daughter of Baltimore woman who unwittingly contributed to vital medical research Oprah Winfrey is to take on a rare acting role in a new film about Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells became instrumental in the field...
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Elisabeth Moss Is Starring in Hulu's Adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale

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Today, Hulu not only announced that they are adapting Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, it’s also already ordered a full season of the show and cast the lead.
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