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The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman review – the kidnapping of Sally Horner | Books | The Guardian

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman review – the kidnapping of Sally Horner | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Nabokov denied that his novel was inspired by the famous 1948 case, but this literary detective work reveals many parallels...
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Redux: Help Me Find My Spaceman Lover

Redux: Help Me Find My Spaceman Lover | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
This week, we’ve unlocked Allen Ginsberg’s Art of Poetry interview, a short story by Robert Olen Butler, and a poem by Cynthia Zarin.
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Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518 | Stage | The Guardian

Keep on moving: the bizarre dance epidemic of summer 1518 | Stage | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Five centuries ago, the world’s longest rave took place in Strasbourg – a ‘plague’ of dancing that was fatal for some. What caused it?Art, poetry and music of the time can provide some clues...
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Six Books Exploring the Early American Captivity Narrative | Literary Hub

Six Books Exploring the Early American Captivity Narrative | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
My favorite stories have always been ones where people are pushed to extremes, living an ordinary life one moment only to quickly find those lives turned upside...
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How to Live in a Dystopian Fiction

How to Live in a Dystopian Fiction | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Fictional dystopias might tell us not only about the mess we’re in but how we got into it—and how to escape.
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Writing Wisdom from Anne Carson: "It is Very Fun to Delete Stuff" | Literary Hub

Writing Wisdom from Anne Carson: "It is Very Fun to Delete Stuff" | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Anne Carson is unique in the literary world.First of all, no one knows what to call her—she's a poet, a verse-novelist, an essayist, a scholar, a translator, a...
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How to Avoid Clichés (Like the Plague)

Clichés are overused phrases or metaphors that weaken our writing. They've been used so frequently they've lost much of their power. Wondering how to avoid clichés? Be specific.
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Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers? | Alison Flood | Books | The Guardian

Why are middle-aged women invisible on book covers? | Alison Flood | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Even when they’re central to the story, women over 40 are getting pushed to one side when it’s time to design the book jacket
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Ursula K Le Guin film reveals her struggle to write women into fantasy | Books | The Guardian

Ursula K Le Guin film reveals her struggle to write women into fantasy | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
New documentary shows author confiding that she once struggled to picture ‘a woman wizard’ and that ‘the Earthsea books as feminist literature are a total complete bust’...
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Writing About the Oldest Oral Library in Australia | Literary Hub

Writing About the Oldest Oral Library in Australia | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
If a library can be something as simple as an organized collection of texts, then libraries massively pre-date books in the history of culture. Every country has a tradition of legends, parables, riddles, myths and chants that existed long before they were written down. Warehoused as memories, these texts passed from
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Comes to Terms with Global Fame

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Comes to Terms with Global Fame | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
As her subjects have expanded, her audience has, too, but visibility has its drawbacks. Larissa MacFarquhar writes.
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From Star Wars to Lord of the Rings, How to Build a World | Literary Hub

From Star Wars to Lord of the Rings, How to Build a World | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
For geeks, 40 years after Star Wars, it is no longer enough to make a world of fantasy; one must make a world. World-building has become the essential foundation of geek artworks, so much so that in 2013, the science fiction author Charlie Jane Anders called it "an essential part of any work of fiction"(!), and "the
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Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier – review | Books | The Guardian

Ten Arguments for Deleting Your Social Media Accounts Right Now by Jaron Lanier – review | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Lanier was there for the creation of the internet and is convinced that social media is toxic, making us sadder, angrier and more isolated...
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Cultural Borrowing Is Great; The Problem Is Disrespect

Cultural Borrowing Is Great; The Problem Is Disrespect | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Who owns yoga—or “talking black” or Samurai regalia? No one, but that doesn’t mean it’s OK to use them in ways that ridicule or exploit the cultures they come from.
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Beyond Haunted House: Fictional Houses in Novels that Jump off the Page

Beyond Haunted House: Fictional Houses in Novels that Jump off the Page | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
These fictional houses in novels from Stephen King's 'Salem's Lot to F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby are characters unto themselves.
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A Lifetime of Reading Oliver Sacks, Before and After My Diagnosis | Literary Hub

A Lifetime of Reading Oliver Sacks, Before and After My Diagnosis | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
My neurologist is a man named Quill. When I think of him, I often picture him in a small, still room sat behind a round, highly polished wooden table.It's a...
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The Surprising Stories Behind the Pen Names of 10 Famous Authors | Literary Hub

The Surprising Stories Behind the Pen Names of 10 Famous Authors | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Some authors become so iconic that they cease, in some sense, to be people—especially once they're dead, and have passed securely into the realm of our...
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Why I Struggle To Relate To Relatability | Literary Hub

Why I Struggle To Relate To Relatability | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
At the beginning of each semester, I joke with my students about forbidden words in workshop classes.In their poetry class, they tell me, they can't use the...
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FAHRENHEIT 451 Takes a Fireman’s Hatchet to Social Media—Watch it Anyway

FAHRENHEIT 451 Takes a Fireman’s Hatchet to Social Media—Watch it Anyway | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Critics haven't loved HBO's FAHRENHEIT 451. See it anyway.
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What Is Anaphora? Walt Whitman Demonstrates This Literary Device

What Is Anaphora? Walt Whitman Demonstrates This Literary Device | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
What is anaphora? This literary device, which appears in biblical verses as well as the works of Walt Whitman, can be used to build up tension or energy in rhetoric, poetry and prose. Here, Aaron Bauer uses Walt Whitman's "I Hear America Singing" to explore anaphora.
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British 'linguaphobia' has deepened since Brexit vote, say experts | Books | The Guardian

British 'linguaphobia' has deepened since Brexit vote, say experts | Books | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
New research shows teachers reporting that the vote to leave the EU has hardened monolingual attitudes...
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6 Useful Vocabulary Websites

6 Useful Vocabulary Websites | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
The web is full of websites on vocabulary: good, bad and ugly. Here are six of my favourite free vocabulary websites that I think are useful for teachers and students alike: Describing Words This website has a simple premise: punch in a noun and you get countless descriptive words, with a helpful...
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"If A Clockwork Orange Can Corrupt, Why Not Shakespeare and the Bible?" | Literary Hub

"If A Clockwork Orange Can Corrupt, Why Not Shakespeare and the Bible?" | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Evelyn Waugh said that change was evidence of life, though that maxim never noticeably softened his stiff opinions. There are beliefs we cling to and will not let go; it must be considered a kind of grace in my old age to abandon a conviction that was part of my blood and bone.
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Every Day, Another Language Dies | Literary Hub

Every Day, Another Language Dies | Literary Hub | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Pressed with copper, inked on vellum, Ortelius's 1570 Theatrum orbis terrarum (the Theatre of the World) was an atlas of the visible, the earth as stage, the seas as audience, 160 maps graphing possibility, illuminating the desire for the unexplored. Each cartograph was legend to the coveted marvels of the known
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The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood tells fans to chill out | Television & radio | The Guardian

The Handmaid's Tale: Margaret Atwood tells fans to chill out | Television & radio | The Guardian | English A Langlit | Scoop.it
Author of dystopian novel admits she has no control over the TV series – but that’s OK...
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