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Cormac McCarthy on Language as a Virus

Every writer needs a hobby. When he isn’t writing bleak, bloody fiction or exploring the primal violence at the heart of the American experience, Cormac McCarthy likes to unwind with a little theoretical scientific research. Who doesn’t? His work at the Santa Fe...

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“Under-Worldly” Poetry by Kristie Betts Letter

Beginning with a canary and ending with a warning from Eurydice, Under-Worldly gives poetic voice to the subterranean. This hybrid poetry collection examines what lies beneath, moving from water pipes in Michigan, to Colorado boomtown mines or to the emotional...

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“A Seeping Wound” by Darryl Wimberley

The voice of Martha LongFoot takes readers west of Florida’s Suwannee River on a journey of trial and redemption that spans the Jazz Age and Jim Crow, from the comfortable suburbs of New York to the lawless work camps of Florida’s primeval forest.“Darryl Wimberley’s A...

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Three Kafkaesque Short Stories By … Franz Kafka

Poseidon was sitting at his desk working. The administration of all the waters was a huge task. He could have had as many assistants as he wanted, and in fact he did have a large staff, but since he took his job very seriously and went through all the calculations...

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Alice Walker: Writing What’s Right – Guernica

Alice Walker understands the pendulum swing between acclaim and scorn. Her novel, The Color Purple, won the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award in 1983—the following year it was challenged as inappropriate reading material for students. In the decades since, Walker...

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How to Be a Woman in Tehran – Guernica

enever my mother would talk to me about her thirty-five years of marriage to my father, she’d end on a familiar refrain: “I was always my own woman. And I was always my own man too. You see, I had to carry my own weight every day of every year, and I mean every bit of...

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Why We Read ‘Don Quixote’ – The Paris Review

By Jonathan Gharraie March 28, 2011 ARTS & CULTURE What does it mean to be “quixotic” today? Are street-corner preachers quixotic? Is Bono? What about film directors who dementedly pursue the unlikely grail of adapting a difficult book for the screen? The word...

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10 More Great Writers Nobody Reads | Literary Hub

10 More Great Writers Nobody Reads | Literary Hub

Writing in 1934, John Dos Passos characterized the publishing industry in a manner that holds true nearly a century later: “Everything published goes down the same chute out of the overbright glare of publicity into oblivion.”At Writers No One Reads, our infrequently...

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Chinua Achebe | The Economist

Chinua Achebe | The Economist

AS A boy Chinua Achebe so loved reading that his friends called him “Dictionary”. He lived in the library at Government College in Umuahia, in south-eastern Nigeria, devouring Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, W.B. Yeats. “They were not about us...

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The 10 Oldest Languages Still Spoken In The World Today

Language evolution is like biological evolution – it happens minutely, generation by generation, so there’s no distinct breaking point between one language and the next language that develops from it. Therefore, it’s impossible to say that one language is really older...

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“Under-Worldly” Poetry by Kristie Betts Letter

“Under-Worldly” Poetry by Kristie Betts Letter

Beginning with a canary and ending with a warning from Eurydice, Under-Worldly gives poetic voice to the subterranean. This hybrid poetry collection examines what lies beneath, moving from water pipes in Michigan, to Colorado boomtown mines or to the emotional...

“A Seeping Wound” by Darryl Wimberley

“A Seeping Wound” by Darryl Wimberley

The voice of Martha LongFoot takes readers west of Florida’s Suwannee River on a journey of trial and redemption that spans the Jazz Age and Jim Crow, from the comfortable suburbs of New York to the lawless work camps of Florida’s primeval forest.“Darryl Wimberley’s A...

THE PROPHET by Khalil Gibran

THE PROPHET by Khalil Gibran

THE PROPHET is a book of 26 prose poetry essays written in English by the Lebanese artist, philosopher and writer Kahlil Gibran. It was originally published in 1923 by Alfred A. Knopf. It is Gibran's best known work. The Prophet has been translated into over 40...

“FACE” by J. L. Skirvin

“FACE” by J. L. Skirvin

“Is this Heaven’s cloud I sleep on is why my eyes see only white hazy shadows Are you saints floating here? Stop your flight, fair silent beings! Come closer so that I might know your strange faces!” The customized Cessna jet aircraft Sheila Stoffel is piloting...

“Golden City on Fire” by Sherman Smith

“Golden City on Fire” by Sherman Smith

Sherman Smith’s new novel, GOLDEN CITY ON FIRE, is a true pleasure to read. It is a thriller, written as if you were there – at the time of the Great San Francisco earthquake in 1906. It is as if you were suffering the fire and chaos, the heartbreak of such a tragedy....

“The Bridge” by Carol Draime | Elementa Selection

“The Bridge” by Carol Draime | Elementa Selection

When Noah Johnson begins a light-hearted search for Bigfoot, he has no idea what’s in store for him. The creatures are real and far more intelligent than anyone has yet imagined. Climate change has brought drought, and a forest fire becomes a life-and-death battle for...

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