Monthly Archives: March 2012

Adrienne Rich, Influential Feminist Poet, Dies at 82

Adrienne Rich, Influential Feminist Poet, Dies at 82 – NYTimes.com Triply marginalized — as a woman, a lesbian and a Jew — Ms. Rich was concerned in her poetry, and in her many essays, with identity politics long before the … Continue reading

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Julie Otsuka’s ‘The Buddha in the Attic’ wins 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Julie Otsuka’s ‘The Buddha in the Attic’ wins 2012 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction – The Washington Post Julie Otsuka’s “The Buddha in the Attic” has won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. It’s a disappointing choice from a list of finalists … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany: Big- & Small-Screen Edition

The making of a blockbuster Salon exclusive: The behind-the-scenes story of the readers and booksellers who launched the Hunger Games franchise Laura Miller’s commentary: The Hunger Games franchise, with Oscar-nominated actress Jennifer Lawrence in the starring role, aims for a … Continue reading

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Haven’t you always wondered where those shots for Google’s Street View come from?  

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Monday Miscellany

11 Literary Friendships We Can Learn From Although from a somewhat unorthodox source (accreditedonlinecolleges.com), this article presents fascinating information on the following literary friendships: Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor … Continue reading

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Harlan Coben Floods the Zone – WSJ.com

Harlan Coben Floods the Zone – WSJ.com “The most annoying and full- of- crap thing a writer says is, I write only for myself, I don’t care if anyone reads it,” Mr. Coben says. “A writer without a reader doesn’t … Continue reading

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South Korean novelist Shin Kyung-sook’s ‘Please Look After Mom’ wins Man Asian Literary Prize – The Washington Post

South Korean novelist Shin Kyung-sook’s ‘Please Look After Mom’ wins Man Asian Literary Prize – The Washington Post She is the first South Korean and first woman to win the Man Asian award in its five-year history. The ceremony was … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

The private lives of great writers What would we do without literary criticism wars? Just how relevant is an author’s private life to our appreciation or understanding of his or her work? Many would argue that we should disregard it … Continue reading

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National Book Critics Circle Awards Go to Pearlman, Jasanoff, Gaddis

The National Book Critics Circle Awards for the publishing year 2011 went to Binocular Vision by Edith Pearlman fiction, Liberty’s Exiles by Maya Jasanoff nonfiction, George F. Kennan: An American Life by John Lewis Gaddis biography, The Memory Palace by … Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

Athena’s Library, The Quirky Pillar Of Providence NPR offers a look at the Providence Athenaeum in Providence, RI, USA: With a bit of reverence, librarians carefully wind an antique library clock near the circulation desk in a temple of learning … Continue reading

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