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How Dr. Seuss Got His Start 'On Mulberry Street' : NPR

Theodor Geisel's first book for kids was rejected 27 times before it was finally published in 1937. And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street was inspired by a very ordinary street in Geisel's Massachusetts hometown.

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What It Cost Eight Women Writers To Make It In New York

What It Cost Eight Women Writers To Make It In New York | Literature | Scoop.it
Top row: Dorothy Parker, Zora Neale Hurston, Shirley Jackson, Gael Greene.
Bottom row: Patti Smith, Susan Sontag, Tama Janowitz, Kate Christensen.

In 1967, Patti Smith wrote in Just Kids, she was considering a move to New York City.
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Women's Novels by Margaret Atwood

Women's Novels by Margaret Atwood | Literature | Scoop.it
Women's Novels by Margaret Atwood | Byliner...
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The Hack

The Hack | Literature | Scoop.it

The journalistic education of Gabriel García Márquez...

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Arthur Koestler: 20th century man | openDemocracy

Arthur Koestler: 20th century man | openDemocracy | Literature | Scoop.it
Reading a bit of Koestler at the moment... old but... have a look if you fancy it.
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Fiction and Neuroscience

The novel, of course, is an unequaled medium for the exploration of human social and emotional life. And there is evidence that just as the brain responds to depictions of smells and textures and movements as if they were the real thing, so it treats the interactions among fictional characters as something like real-life social encounters.

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Hari Kunzru on ‘Gods Without Men’

Hari Kunzru on ‘Gods Without Men’ | Literature | Scoop.it
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The Millions : On Reading Salman Rushdie in India

Literary critic Amitava Kumar has written a personal essay for the Chronicle on his experience reading from Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses at the Jaipur Literary Festival in India, where the work has banned for 23 years ...
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Amar Chitra Katha Pays Tribute to Anant Pai - Outlook

Amar Chitra Katha Pays Tribute to Anant Pai - Outlook | Literature | Scoop.it

Amar Chitra Katha Pays Tribute to Anant Pai: Outlook. Known as the Walt Disney of India, Pai told stories from mythology, history and literature to generations of children using the comic book format.

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Scum of the Earth – Arthur Koestler « Eggstreamly Eggcentric

Scum of the Earth – Arthur Koestler « Eggstreamly Eggcentric | Literature | Scoop.it
Scum of the Earth, an account of the French society and its administrators in face of immediate aggression by the Germans, is narrated from the diaries that Arthur Koestler had maintained during the time (most of which were ...
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Don DeLillo - Angry Landscapes Up Close and Far - NYTimes

NYT's review of Don Delillo's first collection of short-fiction.

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Kircher and the Philosopher's Stone - Deccan Chronicle

Kircher and the Philosopher's StoneDeccan ChronicleThis summer, the Italian publisher Forni published a second anastatic — a type of relief-printed — edition of The Volcanos: Or Burning and Fire Vomiting Mountains, Famous in the World, by...
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Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Von Igelfeld Novel : Alexander McCall Smith : 9780316027540

Unusual Uses for Olive Oil: A Von Igelfeld Novel : Alexander McCall Smith : 9780316027540 | Literature | Scoop.it
* The hilarious new Von Igelfeld novel - the follow-up to THE 2 PILLARS OF WISDOM : Unusual Uses for Olive Oil : Alexander McCall Smith : 9780316027540 (* The hilarious new Von Igelfeld novel - the follow-up to THE 2 PILLARS OF WISDOM
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LRB · Sanjay Subrahmanyam · Where Does He Come From?: Placing V.S. Naipaul

LRB · Sanjay Subrahmanyam · Where Does He Come From?: Placing V.S. Naipaul | Literature | Scoop.it
In a wonderful short story called ‘Haha Huhu’, written in Telugu in the early 1930s, Vishvanatha Satyanarayana (1893-1976) describes an accidental traveller to England: a gandharva, a flying half-man half-horse from classical India, who loses his...
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And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t

And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t | Literature | Scoop.it
The Pulitzer board couldn’t decide on a fiction winner, so readers, writers and booksellers are losers.
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Joseph Anton – A Memoir - Salman Rushdie

Joseph Anton – A Memoir - Salman Rushdie | Literature | Scoop.it

Rushdie's memoir of the 'lost years' is coming soon. A blurb from the publisher.

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New Zadie Smith Novel Coming in September

New Zadie Smith Novel Coming in September | Literature | Scoop.it
It's called NW. (Yes!New Zadie Smith Novel Coming in September http://t.co/uuvi48dB...)...
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How to write fiction: Geoff Dyer on freedom

How to write fiction: Geoff Dyer on freedom | Literature | Scoop.it
Writing is a natural process – we're all geared up to do it, says Geoff Dyer...
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The beautiful astronaut book Umberto Eco wrote to teach children about ... - io9

The beautiful astronaut book Umberto Eco wrote to teach children about ... - io9 | Literature | Scoop.it
The beautiful astronaut book Umberto Eco wrote to teach children about ...io9Umberto Eco is best known for his novels, like Foucault's Pendulum and The Name of the Rose, but he also wrote a handful of children's books.
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The Creative Writer: Conditional freedom - The Hindu

The Creative Writer: Conditional freedom - The Hindu | Literature | Scoop.it
The HinduThe Creative Writer: Conditional freedomThe HinduAt the Jaipur Literature Festival, I had an interesting conversation with David Remnick, the current editor of The New Yorker.
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44 Scotland Street to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 - Scotsman

44 Scotland Street to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 - Scotsman | Literature | Scoop.it
Scotsman44 Scotland Street to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4ScotsmanBy DAVID ROBINSON ALEXANDER McCall Smith's “daily novel” of life in Edinburgh's New Town, first published in The Scotsman, is to be turned into a radio series for the BBC.
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Umberto Eco: 'It's culture, not war, that cements European identity'

Umberto Eco: 'It's culture, not war, that cements European identity' | Literature | Scoop.it
The writer and semiologist advocates a sexual revolution to make us all 'European' (Umberto Eco: 'It's culture, not war, that cements European identity' http://t.co/QK3CFwD3 via...
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Umberto Eco: 'People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged'

Umberto Eco: 'People are tired of simple things. They want to be challenged' | Literature | Scoop.it
The author of The Name of the Rose on why it is human to lie, how Berlusconi has used conspiracy theories to stay in power – and his love/hate relationship with his most famous book (Umberto Eco: 'People are tired of simple things.)...
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Crowdfunding for film adaptation of Amitav Ghosh's Shadow Lines - The Asian Age

Crowdfunding for film adaptation of Amitav Ghosh's Shadow Lines - The Asian Age | Literature | Scoop.it
Crowdfunding for Amitav's movieThe Asian AgeAmitav Ghosh's Sahitya Akademi award-winning novel The Shadow Lines will be filmed soon. The filmmakers have already started collecting money through an online fundraiser.
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DRAGON: Gabriel García Márquez / Georges Simenon

DRAGON: Gabriel García Márquez / Georges Simenon | Literature | Scoop.it
The Colombian novelist Gabriel Garcia Márquez, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982, wrote the following piece as an introduction to a small book entitled El mismo cuento distinto (Barcelona: Tusquets, 1994).
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