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Arctic Folly: In Search of a Place That Doesn’t Exist

Arctic Folly: In Search of a Place That Doesn’t Exist | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
David Welky’s “A Wretched and Precarious Situation” tells the rather less epic story of the Crocker Land expedition.
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Christopher Marlowe to get co-author credit in Shakespeare editions

Christopher Marlowe to get co-author credit in Shakespeare editions | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
An international team of 23 academics have decided that Christopher Marlowe’s work on the plays of William Shakespeare was extensive enough that he deserves a credit in future editions. The Elizabethan tragedian’s name will appear next to the Bard’s on the title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three when they’re published under the New Oxford Shakespeare by Oxford University Press this month.
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A play that speaks to Ferguson’s tragedy and lets the audience speak back

A play that speaks to Ferguson’s tragedy and lets the audience speak back | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
In the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” the title character is told that she cannot bury her brother, who has been killed. Echoes of the classical work rang out in 2014, when Michael Brown was shot by police and left dead in the street for hours. New York-based group Outside the Wire presents “Antigone in Ferguson,” a pertinent take on Sophocles that’s encouraging discussion. Jeffrey Brown reports.
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A Critical History Asks, What Does It Mean to Be Modern?

A Critical History Asks, What Does It Mean to Be Modern? | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Steven B. Smith’s “Modernity and Its Discontents” is a survey of Western intellectual history from Machiavelli to Saul Bellow.
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JaneAusten.org

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Detailing the life and works of English Author Jane Austen.
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In Harper Lee’s Novels, a Loss of Innocence as Children and Again as Adults

In Harper Lee’s Novels, a Loss of Innocence as Children and Again as Adults | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
“To Kill a Mockingbird” and “Go Set a Watchman” raise different questions about how American society deals with racial inequality.
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Can a Big Government Push Bring the Nobel Prize in Literature to South Korea? - The New Yorker

Can a Big Government Push Bring the Nobel Prize in Literature to South Korea? - The New Yorker | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Mythili G. Rao on the Literature Translation Institute of Korea, an agency dedicated to increasing the presence of Korean literature around the world.
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Review: ‘Kafka on the Shore,’ a Metaphysical Odyssey Adapted From Murakami’s Novel

Review: ‘Kafka on the Shore,’ a Metaphysical Odyssey Adapted From Murakami’s Novel | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Staged at the Lincoln Center Festival, the play features an array of strange characters who flit among landscapes depicted in illuminated glass boxes.
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In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print

In a Mother’s Library, Bound in Spirit and in Print | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
A death in the family settles an internal argument on the value of print books in the modern world.
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When Your Punctuation Says It All (!)

When Your Punctuation Says It All (!) | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
In the texting era, symbols may say more than the words around them (or, at least, we think they do).
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‘Listen Up Philip’ Attests to Roth’s Allure for Filmmakers

‘Listen Up Philip’ Attests to Roth’s Allure for Filmmakers | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Through not an adaptation of a Roth novel per se, “Listen Up Philip” underscores the novelist’s hold on filmmakers.
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About Joyce - James Joyce Centre

About Joyce - James Joyce Centre | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
James Joyce was born on 2 February 1882, the eldest of ten surviving children. He was educated by Jesuits at Clongowes Wood College and at Belvedere College (just up the road from the Centre) before going on to University College, …
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Night Doctors – The Paris Review

Night Doctors – The Paris Review | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Colin Dickey looks at the pervasive nineteenth-century practice of grave-robbing in the American South.
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Do People Hate Poetry? According to Ben Lerner, Yes

Do People Hate Poetry? According to Ben Lerner, Yes | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
In “The Hatred of Poetry,” Ben Lerner maintains that poetry is “often met with contempt rather than mere indifference.”
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Every Film and TV Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice

Every Film and TV Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Jane Austen's enduring classic boasts a strong collection of film and TV adaptations, from its first transformation to the screen in 1938 to Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
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Privileging the Forbidden

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Adam Phillips has been called “the Oliver Sacks of psychoanalysis,” and in his remarkable new book, Unforbidden Pleasures, he writes about agency and desire in an utterly transformative way. Here, Phillips discusses the tyranny of the Oedipus complex, Oscar Wilde, procrastination, and the new book with his editor, Ileene Smith.
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Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies

Umberto Eco, 84, Best-Selling Academic Who Navigated Two Worlds, Dies | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Mr. Eco was an expert in the arcane field of semiotics whose seven works of fiction included the blockbuster medieval mystery “The Name of the Rose.”
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Inside the List

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American readers of Haruki Murakami have long wondered about the role translation plays in their experience of his work.
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The test that tells you how beautiful you are

The test that tells you how beautiful you are | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Scientists have generated a computer program they claim can tell you exactly how beautiful you are, based on the symmetry of your face.
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Kafka's Metamorphosis and its mutations in translation

Kafka's Metamorphosis and its mutations in translation | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Kafka’s haunting story is a century old this year. Numerous translations have re-shaped it into English, but which is the most successful?
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The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison

The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
At 84, she sits comfortably as one of the greatest authors in American history, even as her uncompromising dream for black literature seems farther away than ever.
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A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback

A Tribute to the Printer Aldus Manutius, and the Roots of the Paperback | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
The exhibition, “Aldus Manutius: A Legacy More Lasting Than Bronze,” includes nearly 150 Aldines, or books from the press that Aldus founded in Venice in 1494.
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Mapping Dubliners Project by Jasmine Mulliken, PhD - Google Maps

Mapping Dubliners Project by Jasmine Mulliken, PhD - Google Maps | Waller DP Lit | Scoop.it
Find local businesses, view maps and get driving directions in Google Maps
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