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What was J.D. Salinger’s problem?

What was J.D. Salinger’s problem? | Literature | Scoop.it
A new book and film argue that the trauma of war forged the author of "The Catcher in the Rye"
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Pale Kings: Thomas Pynchon On David Foster Wallace - Robert Brenner - Open Salon

Pale Kings: Thomas Pynchon On David Foster Wallace  - Robert Brenner - Open Salon | Literature | Scoop.it
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Pynchon spins a conspiracy theory (who can do it better, anyways) around DFW's death, because the alternative is too much to take. A fabulous piece. 

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Transrealism: the first major literary movement of the 21st century?

Transrealism: the first major literary movement of the 21st century? | Literature | Scoop.it
It’s not science fiction, it’s not realism, but hovers in the unsettling zone in between. From Philip K Dick to Stephen King, Damien Walter takes a tour through transrealism, the emerging genre aiming to kill off ‘consensus reality’
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Dyer’s Straits

Dyer’s Straits | Literature | Scoop.it
Present throughout Geoff Dyer's ANOTHER GREAT DAY AT SEA is a desire to be subsumed totally in one subject or task, anything that will obliterate the ego and its demand for a paralyzing abundance of choices.
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Philip Pullman interview: the ‘religious atheist’ – Peter Jukes – Aeon

Philip Pullman interview: the ‘religious atheist’ – Peter Jukes – Aeon | Literature | Scoop.it
In a rare interview, Philip Pullman tells us his own origin story, and why the great questions are still religious ones
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Paul Rogers

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Paul Rogers at Drawger
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Delightful scroll of On the Road -- a drawing for every page. 

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20 stunning book illustrations | Illustration | Creative Bloq

20 stunning book illustrations | Illustration | Creative Bloq | Literature | Scoop.it
When it comes to book illustrations, a lot of emphasis is put on the cover, naturally.
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An Asian View of Europe: Pallavi Aiyar’s ‘Punjabi Parmesan’ – part 1 « Amitav Ghosh

An Asian View of Europe: Pallavi Aiyar’s ‘Punjabi Parmesan’ – part 1 « Amitav Ghosh | Literature | Scoop.it
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Lesson from the new world order? 

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The Map, Remade - Indian Express

The Map, Remade - Indian Express | Literature | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years since the publication of Amitav Ghosh's The Shadow Lines, it continues to define the scope and constraints of our lives
The Shadow Lines, 25 years old this year, has been an epochal
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Amitabh Bagchi talks about Shadwo Lines. 

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Jhumpa Lahiri: By the Book

Jhumpa Lahiri: By the Book | Literature | Scoop.it
The author of the forthcoming novel “The Lowland” says there’s no such thing as immigrant fiction: “What do we call the rest? Native fiction? Puritan fiction?”
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Do you ever read self-help? Anything you recommend?

Literature has always been and will forever be my only form of self-help.

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Bangalore Mirror

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What would you like to call yourself — a writer or a story-teller?
I would like to call myself Jeronimo Pinto. I call myself Jerry Pinto. I have been called many things. I try not to use labels because the descriptive degenerates into the prescriptive and the prescriptive becomes restrictive.
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The Shadow Lines' 25th Anniversary Collectors' Edition

Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
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Reflections on the Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien

Reflections on the Life and Works of J.R.R. Tolkien | Literature | Scoop.it
By: Vanessa K. Eccles The most basic writing advice writers ever receive is “write what you know,” but why is that so important? Behind all believable fiction, there is some true experience that th...
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Los Angeles Review of Books - Abhrajyoti Chakraborty on The Shadow Lines

Los Angeles Review of Books - Abhrajyoti Chakraborty on The Shadow Lines | Literature | Scoop.it

http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/zero-types-of-ambiguity-early-amitav-ghosh/

 

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MontseT's comment, August 23, 2013 4:22 AM
This link doesn't work
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Thanks MontseT for pointing that out. Cannot seem to edit the link here, so I've included a working link.
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The Football Genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Football Genius of F. Scott Fitzgerald | Literature | Scoop.it
Literary star F. Scott Fitzgerald wasn’t just a Princeton football fanatic. He helped inspire a key innovation on the field.
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David Foster Wallace uncut interview (03/1996) - YouTube

http://vaipan.com David Foster Wallace's interview with Leonard Lopate on WNYC. 13:51 Q. "Reading reviews, I mean, reviews aren't for the writer. They're a j...
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Anyone interested in DFW's writings probably shouldn't miss this.  

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Darkness at Noon gave me a deep, life-long interest in politics

Darkness at Noon gave me a deep, life-long interest in politics | Literature | Scoop.it

Rafael Behr: It wasn’t the action in Arthur Koestler’s book that excited the 19-year-old me, it was the guided tour of a totalitarian mind

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Natives on the Boat - The New Yorker

Natives on the Boat - The New Yorker | Literature | Scoop.it
Two years ago, I was invited to a dinner party in New York. It took place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, in a penthouse apartment. Our host was not merely rich: she had a name that through long association with money had itself become a shorthand for wealth. The dinner was being held in honor of a writer, by now old and famous, on the publication of his latest and perhaps final book. And because the book was about Africa, and because as a man ages his thoughts circle around questions of legacy, the writer, who was not himself African, had requested, in lieu of a normal book launch, a quiet dinner with a group of young African writers. This was how I came to be invited.
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Lovely account of an evening with Sir Vidia. 

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George Orwell’s Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman

George Orwell’s Animal Farm Illustrated by Ralph Steadman | Literature | Scoop.it
"I do not wish to comment on the work; if it does not speak for itself, it is a failure."

In 1995, more than twenty years after his irrev
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Pure genius!

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JD Salinger's unpublished stories leaked online

JD Salinger's unpublished stories leaked online | Literature | Scoop.it
Kept under lock and key, JD Salinger's three unpublished stories have now escaped online, to a mixed response from fans
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What a tease, this guy was. In an era when people (myself included) cannot seem to even wait for a few days before 'publishing' what they write (in the most generous interpretation of the word publish), how does one judge this guy who wanted stuff he wrote to be published half a centuary after his death. 

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‘1984 Made Me Think Of The Ways My Life Has Been Enmeshed In Riots’ | Sunil Sethi

‘1984 Made Me Think Of The Ways My Life Has Been Enmeshed In Riots’ | Sunil Sethi | Literature | Scoop.it
The 57-year-old novelist talks about the movements in history and his life that shape his work.
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To the Detriment of Us All: The Untouched Legacy of Arthur Koestler and George Orwell | Wales Arts Review

To the Detriment of Us All: The Untouched Legacy of Arthur Koestler and George Orwell | Wales Arts Review | Literature | Scoop.it
That article's Orwell and Koestler seriously getting into it just after WW2, trying to steer anti-totalitarian action http://t.co/3XueWyHMTP
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New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say : NPR

New Salinger Books Will Arrive In 2015, Authors Say : NPR | Literature | Scoop.it
A stream of fiction and stories written by reclusive author J.D. Salinger will be published between 2015 and 2020, according to a new biography about the writer of The Catcher in the Rye, who died in 2010.
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T.S. Eliot’s Radical Poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Read by Anthony Hopkins and Eliot Himself

T.S. Eliot’s Radical Poem “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock,” Read by Anthony Hopkins and Eliot Himself | Literature | Scoop.it
T.S. Eliot’s “The Love Song of J.
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While Hopkins' narration could have been little slower, his voice really suites the poem.
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BOOKS / Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen: The first of three remarkable stories taken from a new book, Strange Pilgrims, by a Nobel laureate and master of Latin American fiction. This week, a Colombia...

BOOKS / Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen: The first of three remarkable stories taken from a new book, Strange Pilgrims, by a Nobel laureate and master of Latin American fiction. This week, a Colombia... | Literature | Scoop.it

THE FIRST THING Senora Prudencia Linero noticed when she reached the port of Naples was that it had the same smell as the port of Riohacha.

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Fantastic fiction piece from "Strange Pilgrims" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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