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Biography: 'The Heart of Everything That Is', on Red Cloud, the Sioux’s brilliant, unsung leader

Biography: 'The Heart of Everything That Is', on Red Cloud, the Sioux’s brilliant, unsung leader | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A vibrant new biography of Red Cloud, the only Native American leader to win a war against the U.S. (Many non-fiction books read like novels -- mediocre ones.
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Myth-Busting Books: 13 Antidotes to 'Alternative Facts'

Myth-Busting Books: 13 Antidotes to 'Alternative Facts' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Telling the truth in a time of alternative facts is an act of resistance. Be a rebel and arm yourself with one of these alt-fact-busting tomes.
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Biography & Irish Literature: 'Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel' by John Stubbs

Biography & Irish Literature: 'Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel' by John Stubbs | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In his new biography “Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel,” John Stubbs explores the complex life of the man who penned “Gulliver’s Travels.”
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Not From Venus, Not From Mars: What We Believe About Gender and Why It’s Often Wrong

Not From Venus, Not From Mars: What We Believe About Gender and Why It’s Often Wrong | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In “Testosterone Rex,” the Australian academic Cordelia Fine argues that society’s views about gender are blinkered, hidebound and wrong.
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Thomas Lux, Poet Who Wrote of Life’s Absurdities, Dies at 70

Thomas Lux, Poet Who Wrote of Life’s Absurdities, Dies at 70 | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The writer blended comedy and surrealist images in his early collections, before moving toward precise realism.
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3 Incredible Texan Writers

3 Incredible Texan Writers | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
These three Texan writers are all masters of their craft, whether it's adult nonfiction, adult fiction, or children's literature.
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Interview with debut novelist Emily Ruskovich, author of 'Idaho'

Interview with debut novelist Emily Ruskovich, author of 'Idaho' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
When I began reading Emily Ruskovich’s debut novel Idaho, I thought it was going to be a plot-heavy mystery. The book opens on Ann, a middle-aged woman living in northern Idaho, rummaging through her…
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In the frame: Graphic novels and the refugee crisis

In the frame: Graphic novels and the refugee crisis | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
ART SPIEGELMAN, the renowned graphic novelist behind “Maus” (1986, 1991), proved that comics can be expansive and nuanced enough to capture the stories of movements, peoples and nations. “Maus” depicted the experiences of his parents at the hands of the Nazis, including their imprisonment at Auschwitz.
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Exceptional Translated Fiction to Add to Your Reading List Now - Signature

Exceptional Translated Fiction to Add to Your Reading List Now - Signature | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
These eight translated novels offer up new perspectives from beyond Stateside and are perfect if you’re looking to expand your literary horizons.
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U.S. Poet Laureate Encourages Bilingualism, Translation, & Storytelling as We Face Deportation Fears

U.S. Poet Laureate Encourages Bilingualism, Translation, & Storytelling as We Face Deportation Fears | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera read poems at Emory's Schwartz Center on February 19, and in speaking to the university's Emory Wheel about the event,
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What Happened When I Exclusively Read Books with Dogs on the Cover

What Happened When I Exclusively Read Books with Dogs on the Cover | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
One reader's experience of reading lots and lots of dog books (that aren't all about dogs, surprisingly)
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Poetry Suits the Unconscious, Says the Scientific Journal, Frontiers

Poetry Suits the Unconscious, Says the Scientific Journal, Frontiers | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In a recent article, published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Psychology, Professor Guillaume Thierry and his colleagues at Bangor University articulate
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NBC News Celebrates Craig Santos Perez’s Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship Win

NBC News Celebrates Craig Santos Perez’s Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship Win | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Craig Santos Perez has become the first native Pacific Islander to win the Lannan Foundation Literary Fellowship for Poetry, reports none other than NBC News.
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Classic Appreciation: On Carson McCullers, a moving and original novelist

Classic Appreciation: On Carson McCullers, a moving and original novelist | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, her debut novel of desolate southern lives, made McCullers an instant star – something she never fully recovered from
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Women Artists: 'Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists' by Donna Seaman

Women Artists: 'Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists' by Donna Seaman | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In “Identity Unknown,” Donna Seaman profiles Louise Nevelson, Gertrude Abercrombie, Loïs Mailou Jones and others.
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Not From Venus, Not From Mars: What We Believe About Gender and Why It’s Often Wrong

Not From Venus, Not From Mars: What We Believe About Gender and Why It’s Often Wrong | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
In “Testosterone Rex,” the Australian academic Cordelia Fine argues that society’s views about gender are blinkered, hidebound and wrong.
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How to Escape in 9 Books

How to Escape in 9 Books | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Many of my friends are talking about escape these past few months, about what country would be the best to run away to: Spain or New Zealand or Sweden, Canada, or India or close your eyes and spin…
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Excerpt: From Christina Baker Kline’s New Novel, 'A Piece of the World'

Excerpt: From Christina Baker Kline’s New Novel, 'A Piece of the World' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Christina Baker Kline's A Piece of the World is the story of Christina Olson, the unlikely anti-muse of painter Andrew Wyeth, and the cranky mutual respect they
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Crime Fiction: Subverting the Cliches of the Beautiful Blonde Victim and Femme Fatale in 'The Trespasser' by Tana French

Crime Fiction: Subverting the Cliches of the Beautiful Blonde Victim and Femme Fatale in 'The Trespasser' by Tana French | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
A look at how Tana French subverts sexist tropes about women in THE TRESPASSER
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The Ongoing Search for the Books Plundered by Nazis During WWII

The Ongoing Search for the Books Plundered by Nazis During WWII | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Anders Rydell, author of The Book Thieves, reveals that the Nazi regime plundered, rather than burned, the contents of private libraries across Europe.
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A Reader's Guide to J.M. Coetzee

A Reader's Guide to J.M. Coetzee | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
While J.M. Coetzee - author of The Schooldays of Jesus - has retired from his academic career, he shows no signs of slowing down his literary one.
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A Treasure Trove of Edward Gorey

A Treasure Trove of Edward Gorey | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Edward Gorey’s work tends to combine whimsically grim storylines with dour yet dancerly protagonists. Whether they are Edwardian ladies, fur-coated gentlemen, ill-fated children, or unusual animals, his characters are almost always on some kind of journey. His stories often unfold in wallpapered rooms, on barren estates, or among statues, beast-shaped topiaries, and urns. “Few seem to return from the borders to which I’ve sent them,” he wrote.
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A Walt Whitman Novel Has Been ReDiscovered

A Walt Whitman Novel Has Been ReDiscovered | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
It seems a new work needs to be added to the iconic Walt Whitman oeuvre. The short novel Life and Adventures of Jack Engle, which first appeared in 1852 as an anonymous serial in the now defunct New…
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Shipwrecked: looking for God in Coleridge's 'The Ancient Mariner'

Shipwrecked: looking for God in Coleridge's 'The Ancient Mariner' | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Malcolm Guite's religious portrait of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
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Tom Hanks to Publish Story Collection

Tom Hanks to Publish Story Collection | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
Tom Hanks can now add publishing a book to his extensive resume. The actor has written a short story collection, titled Uncommon Type: Some Stories. It’s due out in October and is centered around his…
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Fantasy Fiction: 'The Last Days of New Paris' by China Miéville – Dazzling, scholarly

Fantasy Fiction: 'The Last Days of New Paris' by China Miéville – Dazzling, scholarly | Writers & Books | Scoop.it
The Nazis control Paris in 1950 and the art world’s surrealist visions have come to life in this dreamlike vision of an alternative history
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