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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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'Quixote,' Colbert and the Reality of Fiction

'Quixote,' Colbert and the Reality of Fiction | Literature | Scoop.it
Did Cervantes invent "truthiness"? How the 17th-century master's multilayered world mirrors the realities and absurdities of our modern age.
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Bertie Plays The Blues (44 Scotland Street) eBook: Alexander McCall Smith: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store

Bertie Plays The Blues (44 Scotland Street) eBook: Alexander McCall Smith: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle Store (finished Bertie Plays The Blues (44 Scotland Street) by Alexander McCall Smith http://t.co/F3m1S4O9...
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How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read

Umberto Eco insists that he read Pierre Bayard's book, How to Talk About Books You Haven't Read or at least skimmed it.In the July 26th edition of L'Espresso Ec (Watch Umberto Eco on How School Helps Us Not to Read Books
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Old-fashioned morals can rescue societies broken by bad behaviour

Old-fashioned morals can rescue societies broken by bad behaviour | Literature | Scoop.it
Old-fashioned morals can rescue societies broken by bad behaviour (Old-fashioned morals can rescue societies broken by bad behaviour, writes Alexander McCall Smith http://t.co/rb8qR4yL...)...
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Diana Athill on letters, lovers & letting go - Telegraph.co.uk

Diana Athill on letters, lovers & letting go - Telegraph.co.uk | Literature | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukDiana Athill on letters, lovers & letting goTelegraph.co.ukThe two hundred or so books she eventually deemed as “necessities” are arranged in a case – the collected works of Chekhov, the letters of Lord Byron and the first editions...
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Travel as a metaphor for life

Montreal Gazette reviews 2010 Booker finalist IN A STRANGE ROOM by Damon Galgut http://ht.ly/6x8Hk...
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Johann Hari, V.S. Naipaul, and bigotry

Johann Hari, V.S. Naipaul, and bigotry | Literature | Scoop.it
If you’re interested in looking for them, you can find examples of people believing all sorts of dumb and pernicious things. Some people think gay people are pedophiles. Some people think women a...

 

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Audio: Fiction Podcast: Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme

Audio: Fiction Podcast: Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme | Literature | Scoop.it
Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925 (Salman Rushdie reads Donald Barthelme's "Concerning the Bodyguard"
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The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (Isabel Dalhousie Novels) by Alexander McCall Smith

The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (Isabel Dalhousie Novels) by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature | Scoop.it
All about The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel (Isabel Dalhousie Novels) by Alexander McCall Smith.
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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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WLT | Events & News | Critically acclaimed Indian-Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry wins 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature

WLT | Events & News | Critically acclaimed Indian-Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry wins 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature | Literature | Scoop.it

Critically acclaimed Indian-Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry wins 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature (Critically acclaimed Indian-Canadian writer Rohinton Mistry wins the 2012 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.)...

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Farewell Letter « Maha Kamal's Blog

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Farewell Letter « Maha Kamal's Blog | Literature | Scoop.it
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Farewell Letter. I came across some beautiful words by Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and thought I'd share them: Gabriel Garcia Marquez – A Farewell Letter. If for an instant God were to ...
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www.outlookindia.com | Writing The Global Journey

www.outlookindia.com | Writing The Global Journey | Literature | Scoop.it
RT @saliltripathi: My piece on @salmanrushdie1 and Amitav Ghosh from @YaleGlobal, appears this week in @Outlookindia: http://t.co/R1Kx1KfD...
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Story Sundays – ‘Rain’ by Alexander McCall Smith

Story Sundays – ‘Rain’ by Alexander McCall Smith | Literature | Scoop.it
It’s interesting when the writer of a piece of fiction begins his story by calmly declaring that one of his techniques bears no dint of conceit, when, in fact, it is typically thought of as conceited.
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Salman Rushdie's Twitter debut

Salman Rushdie's Twitter debut | Literature | Scoop.it
The author has taken to tweeting – despite discovering an imposter (RT @GreeGreece: Salman Rushdie's Twitter debut http://t.co/D9dur2zs...)...
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Speaking in Tongues by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books

Speaking in Tongues by Zadie Smith | The New York Review of Books | Literature | Scoop.it

A seminal essay from Smith ...

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The Yogi & the Commissar : Euro-Synergies

The Yogi & the Commissar : Euro-Synergies | Literature | Scoop.it
Dominique VENNER: The Yogi & the CommissarTranslated by M. P. Ex: http://www.counter-currents.com/ Arthur Koestler, the author of Le zéro et...
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