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Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide

Fiction v nonfiction – English literature's made-up divide | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Some cultures do not distinguish between fiction and nonfiction – and instead talk of ‘stories’. Is that a barrier to English-language writers and publishers? Or should they just learn to enjoy telling tales?
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Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List

Around the World in 80 Books: A Global Reading List | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Settle in for some armchair travel! This list will take you to the eighty most populated countries in the world.

Via Sharon Bakar
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Because a big part of why we read is to go to know people different from ourselves
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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, April 28, 11:30 AM
The world - in fiction - very readable titles, though not always what I'd have chosen (but what's the purpose of a book list except to get you arguing?). And the Malaysian novel is -
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This Fall, All Your Book-Buying Money Totally Belongs to Ursula K. Le Guin

This Fall, All Your Book-Buying Money Totally Belongs to Ursula K. Le Guin | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Chances are, you already have a whole shelf full of Ursula K. Le Guin books. You’re not a monster, right? But you’re going to have to make some room on that shelf this fall, because two very special titles are coming down the pike.
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How we made The English Patient

How we made The English Patient | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Kristin Scott Thomas: ‘The love scenes with Ralph Fiennes were like jumping naked into an icy swimming pool’
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American Gods Continues to Have the Best Casting Ever

American Gods Continues to Have the Best Casting Ever | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
American Gods has added Cloris Leachman and Peter Stormare to its cast and is now, officially, our most anticipated new series. (Like it wasn’t before.)
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Andrea Arnold: I find my adaptation of Wuthering Heights 'hard to look at'

Andrea Arnold: I find my adaptation of Wuthering Heights 'hard to look at' | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
American Honey director tells Tribeca film festival that she was in ‘a dark place’ during production of her 2011 take on Emily Brontë’s classic romance
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6 Pulitzer Prize Winners Who Changed the Way We Think

As the Pulitzer Prizes celebrate their centennial, we look at the enduring relevance of previous winners in both fiction and nonfiction.
The post 6 Pulitzer Prize Winners Who Changed the Way We Think appeared first on Signature Reads.
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70 Years of Sunshine Noir: A 5-Film Guide

Spring begs for sunshine noir and we’ve got the five must-watch movie adaptations in the genre.
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Film adaptations of several noir crime novels.
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When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend

When Talking About Sexual Consent, YA Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Today's young adult novels deal with consent, sexual assault and the pressures of sexting, among other things. For parents who aren't comfortable broaching those subjects, these books can help.
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Books Set at Pivotal Turning Points in History | Read It Forward

Books Set at Pivotal Turning Points in History | Read It Forward | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The best way to make the vastness of history come alive is to create (or reimagine) compelling characters at key points in history. The world changes in each of these books: a country sees devastating losses in war and disasters; laws and customs evolve; illness, violence, or revolution reshape physical and cultural spaces. Even though these books are based around major happenings, their impact is not measured just by how accurately they portray history; their protagonists, average people caught in impossible situations, embody that change and transformation.
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What books have made history come alive for you? I remember Anderson's "Fever," pictured here, and also "In the Heart of the Sea" and "Devil in the White City."
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Climate Change Novels Set in British Columbia

Climate Change Novels Set in British Columbia | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
I have blogged before about Clara Hume’s book Back to the Garden, which Moon Willow Press published in late 2013.
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The Plot Against America and Philip Roth's Too-True Vision

The Plot Against America and Philip Roth's Too-True Vision | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Philip Roth's 2004 novel The Plot Against America is about an immigrant-bashing tyrant who blindsides America by climbing to power. Sound familiar?
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18 Books Every Binge TV Lover Should Read

18 Books Every Binge TV Lover Should Read | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Streaming TV is great, but books are the original binge-able medium.
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I got a few interesting reading suggestions here.
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Scarlett Johansson to play 'first American flapper' Zelda Fitzgerald

Scarlett Johansson to play 'first American flapper' Zelda Fitzgerald | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Actor will star in The Beautiful and the Damned as socialite and novelist who had a tumultuous marriage with Great Gatsby author F Scott Fitzgerald
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‘Literature about medicine may be all that can save us’

‘Literature about medicine may be all that can save us’ | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A new generation of doctor writers is investigating the mysteries of the medical profession, exploring the vital intersection between science and art
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This article is about nonfiction rather than fiction.
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Emily Blunt is tracking a murder in first trailer for The Girl on the Train

Emily Blunt is tracking a murder in first trailer for The Girl on the Train | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
A first look at the adaptation of Paula Hawkins’ best-selling mystery suggests a Gone Girl-sized hit
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The Martian Author's Next Book Is a Crime Story Set on the Moon

The Martian Author's Next Book Is a Crime Story Set on the Moon | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
During an extensive interview with Smithsonian magazine, The Martian author Andy Weir talked NASA, gravitational waves, science as pop culture, and oh yeah, his next book.
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Without Shakespeare, Literature Would Look Entirely Different

Without Shakespeare, Literature Would Look Entirely Different | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Shakespeare is the long-dead embodiment of everything we know to be true about literature, and about what it means to be a writer.
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Can children's books help build a better world?

Can children's books help build a better world? | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Author SF Said on how almost all the world’s problems come down to ‘us and them’ – and how children’s books can knock down the barriers

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Meryl Streep: 'I wasn't happy with The French Lieutenant's Woman'

Meryl Streep: 'I wasn't happy with The French Lieutenant's Woman' | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
The actor has revealed she ‘didn’t feel I was living it’ when she played the leading role in Karel Reisz’s film-within-a-film of the John Fowles romance Meryl Streep’s role in the 1981 romance The French Lieutenant’s Woman earned her Bafta and...
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His Brief Candle Burns On: 25 Authors on Shakespeare’s 400th

In honor of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we’ve called on 25 authors to share what the Bard means to them.
 
 
I do enjoy reading Shakespeare, but I far prefer to enjoy it as it was meant to be experienced – as a performance.
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A Literary Travel Guide: From Krakauer to Steinbeck

A Literary Travel Guide: From Krakauer to Steinbeck | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Quench your spring wanderlust by journeying far and wide via the pages of these vivid memoirs and travelogues.
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Fiction's Poetry: Getting at the Real Walt Whitman - Signature Reads

Fiction's Poetry: Getting at the Real Walt Whitman - Signature Reads | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
Aaron Sanders set forth quite the professional challenge – to take on 1843’s Walt Whitman in his latest novel.
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A Literary History of Presidential Underdogs and Dark Horses

A Literary History of Presidential Underdogs and Dark Horses | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
These 6 books will give you all you need to know about America's history of unexpected presidential candidates, à la Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump.
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They seek Elena Ferrante here... | Vanessa Thorpe

They seek Elena Ferrante here... | Vanessa Thorpe | Literature & Psychology | Scoop.it
For 24 years now the bestselling writer of My Brilliant Friend and other acclaimed Neapolitan novels has evaded detection
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How important is it to know the identity and life history of a novelist? Does knowing or not knowing that information affect how you read fiction?
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