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‘Faulkner v. Woody Allen’ leads to surprise ending

‘Faulkner v. Woody Allen’ leads to surprise ending

JACKSON, Miss. — Shooting has begun in Mississippi on a new documentary about legendary author William Faulkner — the first ever authorized by his estate.It’s a documentary that might not have happened if Faulkner’s estate hadn’t decided to sue, alleging filmmaker...

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Top 10 novels on rural America | Books | The Guardian

was in my early 20s when I first read Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson. It was a summer day on my family’s mountain acreage in rural northern Idaho. I wandered up into the woods and settled down on some brown pine needles. My back against a tree, my sister’s goats...

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The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers – Flavorwire

The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers – Flavorwire

It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, and even though an Amazon purchase is just two or three clicks away, dedicated readers would rather take a trip to...

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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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Introducing the New Yorker Poetry Bot – The New Yorker

Introducing the New Yorker Poetry Bot – The New Yorker

To celebrate the magazine’s ninety-second anniversary, we are introducing The New Yorker Poetry Bot, a new way to receive, read, listen to, and share poetry. Starting today, our poetry bot, available on Twitter and Facebook Messenger, will send out a poetry excerpt at...

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The Best Books About Books | Literary Hub

The Best Books About Books | Literary Hub

I love books. More than anything else. More than food. Shit, more than cleanliness. More than friends (sorry, everyone). I’d rather read about a city than visit it. I’d rather read a person’s work than converse with them. And sometimes, rather than read a book, I’d...

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The Magic of Miyazaki’s Literary Imagination | Literary Hub

The Magic of Miyazaki’s Literary Imagination | Literary Hub

“I gave up on making a happy ending in the true sense a long time ago,” the Japanese animator and film director Hayao Miyazaki told the novelist Ryu Murakami in 1988. Miyazaki, then 47 and still early in his stunning career with the animation studio, Studio Ghibli,...

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INFOGRAPHIC: A Literary Atlas of Ireland

INFOGRAPHIC: A Literary Atlas of Ireland

From James Joyce to W.B. Yeats, Ireland has been home to many of the most celebrated English-language authors. And, as this infographic shows, those authors have devoted a lot of their lines to evoking the beauty of Ireland. Read below to see how Joyce, Yeats, Heaney,...

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Seven Great Novels Written By Poets | Literary Hub

Seven Great Novels Written By Poets | Literary Hub

My guess is that many, perhaps most writers—memoirists and journalists included— start as poets. Poetry certainly doesn’t need to become something else, but it may prove a decent training ground for innovative fiction more often than fiction proves a training ground...

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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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