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The death of writing – if James Joyce were alive today he’d be working for Google

12/08/2017 1 Σχολιο

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Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), View of a River with Rowing Boats, Paris, Spring, 1887. Oil on canvas, 52 x 65 cm. via dappledwithshadow

Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), View of a River with Rowing Boats, Paris, Spring, 1887.

There’s hardly an instant of our lives that isn’t electronically documented. These days, it is software that maps our new experiences, our values and beliefs. How should a writer respond? Tom McCarthy on fiction in the age of data saturation

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The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list / The 100 greatest non-fiction books

06/08/2017 Σχολιάστε

 

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

 

From Don Quixote to American Pastoral, take a look at the 100 greatest novels of all time

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Mario Vargas Llosa’s ‘Notes on the Death of Culture’

07/12/2016 Σχολιάστε

The Girl Who Loved Books painting by Ken Hamilton

 

The Girl Who Loved Books painting by Ken Hamilton

By JOSHUA COHENAUG. 17, 2015

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Karl Ove Knausgaard: ‘Writing is a way of getting rid of shame’

26/11/2016 Σχολιάστε

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Karl Ove Knausgaard, photographed outside his writing studio at home in Sweden: ‘I am just writing about my own discomfort in the culture.’ Photograph: Katherine Anne Rose for the Observer.

 

Norwegian writer Karl Ove Knausgaard’s bestselling, deeply exposing six-part memoir has been a literary sensation the world over – and upset not a few of his relatives. Here he talks about memory, male shame and why he can understand the warped thought processes of mass murderer Anders Breivik

Andrew Anthony, The Guardian, Sunday 1 March 2015

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Umberto Eco’s How To Write a Thesis: A Witty, Irreverent & Highly Practical Guide Now Out in English

04/11/2016 1 Σχολιο

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Image by Università Reggio Calabria, released under a C BY-SA 3.0 license.

 

March 23rd, 2015

 

In general, the how-to book—whether on beekeeping, piano-playing, or wilderness survival—is a dubious object, always running the risk of boring readers into despairing apathy or hopelessly perplexing them with complexity.

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Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Life & Literature Introduced in a Monty Python-Style Animation

15/09/2016 Σχολιάστε

The statue of Dostoyevsky in Tallinn, Estonia

 

May 30th, 2016

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“You know how earlier we were talking about Dostoyevsky?” asks David Brent, Ricky Gervais’ iconically insecure paper-company middle-manager central to the BBC’s original The Office. “Oh, yeah?” replies Ricky, the junior employee who had earlier that day demonstrated a knowledge of the influential Russian novelist apparently intimidating to his boss. “Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky. Born 1821. Died 1881,” recites Brent. “Just interested in him being exiled in Siberia for four years.” Ricky admits to not knowing much about that period of the writer’s life. “All it is is that he was a member of a secret political party,” Brent continues, drawing upon research clearly performed moments previous, “and they put him in a Siberian labour camp for four years, so, you know…”

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Which Writer’s Letters Are Most Worth Reading?

01/09/2016 Σχολιάστε

Daguerreotype of the poet Emily Dickinson, taken circa 1848.

 

SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW, The New York Times, DEC. 2, 2014

By DANA STEVENS and FRANCINE PROSE

Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. This week, Dana Stevens and Francine Prose discuss what they consider the most worthwhile literary letters.

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